When Jesus Shall Gather The Nations – Hymn Lyric
Imagine a momentous occasion when all nations come together, anxiously awaiting Jesus’ appearance on the Great Resurrection Day. This reflection fills us with both excitement and trepidation as we ponder how we will stand in judgment. Will we be counted among the wheat, gathered by Jesus, or scattered away like chaff? Our devotion and righteous living determine our destiny, and we long to hear the joyful proclamation, “Well done, faithful servant,” from our beloved Savior.
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When Jesus Shall Gather The Nations – Hymn Lyric
When Jesus shall gather the nations,
Before him at last to appear,
Then how shall we stand in the Judgment,
When summon’d our sentence to hear?
He will gather the wheat in his garner,
But the chaff will he scatter away;
Then how shall we stand in the Judgment
Of the great resurrection day?
Shall we hear, from the lips of the Saviour,
The words “faithful servant, well done,”
Or trembling with tear and with anguish,
Be banished away from his throne?
He will smile when he looks on his children,
And sees on the ransom’d his seal;
He will clothe them in heavenly beauty,
As low at his footstool they kneel.
Then let us be watching and waiting,
With lamps burning steady and bright;
When the Bridegroom shall call to the wedding
O may we be ready for flight!
Thus living with hearts fixed on heaven,
In patience we wait for the time
When the days of our pilgrimage ended,
We’ll bask in the presence divine.
Meaning of When Jesus Shall Gather The Nations
When Jesus Shall Gather the Nations: A Hopeful Reflection on the Great Resurrection Day
As we gather here today, let us imagine a momentous occasion – a day when all nations will be brought together, awaiting the appearance of Jesus. This day, known as the Great Resurrection Day, fills us with both excitement and a touch of trepidation. For on this day, our true characters will be revealed, and we will hear our judgment pronounced. How shall we stand in that moment?
Imagine this: Jesus, our beloved Savior, stands before us, surrounded by the heavenly glory that only He can exude. We eagerly await the words that will escape His lips – will we hear the joyful proclamation, “faithful servant, well done,” or will we be overcome with tears and anguish as we are banished away from His throne?
In the midst of this scene, we are reminded of a beautiful metaphor – the gathering of wheat in a garner. Jesus will gather those who have remained steadfast in their faith, just like the precious wheat that is separated from the chaff. The wheat, representing those who have lived a righteous and faithful life, will be gently gathered into His arms. However, the chaff, representing those who have strayed from the path of righteousness, will be scattered away.
Don’t we all long to be among the gathered wheat? To hear Jesus say, “Well done, faithful servant”? Such words would surely fill us with an overwhelming sense of joy and gratitude. To be found worthy of His love and acceptance is the ultimate desire of our hearts.
But how do we ensure that we are indeed counted among the wheat? How do we avoid being scattered away as worthless chaff? The answer lies in our devotion to Jesus and our commitment to living a righteous life. As we walk this earthly journey, we must remain ever watchful and ready for His return.
Imagine the brightness of our lamps as we eagerly await the Bridegroom’s call to the heavenly wedding. The thought of being ready for flight, to join Him in the kingdom of heaven, fills our hearts with hope and anticipation. Each day, let us strive to keep our lamps burning steady and bright, so that when He calls, we are not caught off guard.
Living in a world filled with distractions and temptations, it may sometimes feel challenging to keep our focus on the divine. However, as we fix our hearts on heaven, we find the strength and patience to endure the trials of this earthly pilgrimage. We know that the day will come when our journey will end, and we will bask in the glorious presence of Jesus.
It is this hope that sustains us, that guides us through the darkest of days. We strive to live each day with joy, knowing that Jesus smiles upon us, His beloved children. We long for the moment when He will seal us with His heavenly beauty, as we humbly kneel before His footstool.
So, as we gather here today, let us reflect on the hymn that inspired our thoughts – “When Jesus Shall Gather the Nations.” May its melodies fill our hearts with hope, its words reminding us of our ultimate goal – to be counted among the wheat, to hear Him say, “Well done, faithful servant.”
As we go forth from this gathering, let us remember to live each day with purpose and devotion. Let us remain steadfast in our faith, keeping our lamps burning bright. For when the Great Resurrection Day arrives, we want to be ready to meet our Savior with open arms, to bask in the presence divine, filled with everlasting joy and love.
And so we sing the chorus of this hymn, reminding ourselves of the destiny that awaits us: He will gather the wheat in His garner, but the chaff will be scattered away; we long to stand strong in the Judgment of the great resurrection day.
May this reflection touch your heart and inspire you to live a life of faith and righteousness, so that when the day comes, you too may stand confidently before Jesus, embraced as the gathered wheat.
I hope this hymn inspired image brings you hope and peace. Share it with someone who needs it today!
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