The bad news is that some will be lost. The good news is that anyone in Christ will go to eternal life.

BibleGateway: Matthew 25:31-46

ESV Text: Matthew 25:31-46



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 3:24 and ends at about 5:36

     31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 607:
Day of Wrath, O Day of Mourning

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— Organ Audio

1. Day of wrath, O day of mourning! 
See fulfilled the Prophet’s warning, 
Heaven and earth in ashes burning. 

2. Oh, what fear man’s bosom rendeth 
When from heav’n the Judge descendeth 
On whose sentence all dependeth! 

3. Wondrous sound the trumpet flingeth, 
Thro’ earth’s sepulchers it ringeth, 
All before the throne it bringeth. 

4. Death is struck and nature quaking; 
All creation is awaking, 
To its Judge an answer making. 

5. Lo, the book, exactly worded, 
Wherein all hath been recorded; 
Thence shall judgment be awarded. 

6. When the Judge His seat attaineth 
And each hidden deed arraigneth, 
Nothing unavenged remaineth. 

7. What shall I, frail man, be pleading? 
Who for me be interceding 
When the just are mercy needing? 

8. King of majesty tremendous, 
Who dost free salvation send us, 
Fount of pity, then befriend us. 

9. Think, good Jesus, my salvation 
Caused Thy wondrous incarnation; 
Leave me not to reprobation! 

10. Faint and weary Thou hast sought me, 
On the cross of suffering bought me; 
Shall such grace be vainly brought me? 

11. Righteous Judge, for sin’s pollution 
Grant Thy gift of absolution 
Ere that day of retribution! 

12. Guilty, now I pour my moaning, 
All my shame with anguish owning: 
Spare, O God, Thy suppliant groaning! 

13. From that sinful woman shriven, 
From the dying thief forgiven, 
Thou to me a hope hast given. 

14. Worthless are my prayers and sighing; 
Yet, good Lord, in grace complying, 
Rescue me from fires undying. 

15. With Thy favored sheep, oh, place me! 
Nor among the goats abase me, 
But to Thy right hand upraise me. 

16. While the wicked are confounded, 
Doomed to flames of woe unbounded, 
Call me, with Thy saints surrounded. 

17. Low I kneel with heart-submission, 
See, like ashes, my contrition; 
Help me in my last condition! 

18. Day of sorrow, day of weeping, 
When, in dust no longer sleeping, 
Man awakes in Thy dread keeping! 

19. To the rest Thou didst prepare me 
On Thy cross; O Christ, upbear me! 
Spare, O God, in mercy spare me! 


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