When professors neglect their own work they often pass hard judgments and cruel criticisms upon Christians. They would not do this if they remembered that the Lord is close at hand, and will visit such evils with the severest punishment.
Man may disbelieve the tidings,
Or in anger turn away;
Tis foretold there shall be scoffers
Rising in the latter day:
Yet he’ll come, the Lord from heaven,
Not to suffer, or to die;
But to take his waiting people
To their glorious rest on high.
Yet in mercy still he lingers,
Lengthening out the day of grace;
Till he comes, inviting sinners
To his welcome, fond embrace.