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The Judgement Day! He hears the trumpet's blast
Trees interwined with snakes he walks beneath, Safe thro' dark valleys ripe with hideous death.
On thro' the storm he speeds, 'midst drowning cries, Whilst helpless vessels sink before his eyes.
Secure he stands, and fearless gazes round, Where arrows fall and corpses strew the ground.
Transdix'd with awe, he feels his God is nigh
Now when fantastic visions fill the air, Sorrow surrenders to a dull despair.
The end releases other men from strife, His fate is ceaseless toil and deathless life.
On, through morass and slough, he strives to fly From hateful memories of days gone by.
In vain they offer wine, with drunken jest
Spell-bound, they gather far and near to scan The weird senescence of that wondrous man.
Too late he feels, by look, and deed, and word, How often he has crucified his Lord.
Since thou art pitiless, thy weary way