I have remembered the judgments of old,
Which God had declared He would surely fulfill,
Such as the time when His prophet foretold,
JOSIAH, by name, would perform all His will.
Marvelous prophecies, far in advance,
Declaring the time, the location, and name,
Rule out the notion that this was just chance,
With details only the Lord could proclaim.
Thus we’re reminded by what we have heard,
That all those who trust in the Lord will do well.
This is the hope that we find in God’s Word,
By which we escape the great horror of hell.
And this is the blessed assurance of bliss
For every believer who trusts in the Lord.
With such a great contrast before us as this,
How can we be silent? The lion has roared!
We thank You, O Lord, for the comfort ahead;
The promise of heaven is glorious indeed!
Yet judgment approaches, as You clearly said,
So help us to clearly show sinners their need.