Richard John Samuel Stevens
(1757 - 1837)

That day of wrath
Full score (PDF), €0.00 for unlimited copies   Download this item
Printable cover page (PDF), €0.00 for unlimited copies   Download this item

If you have any problem obtaining a PDF, please see our help page. If that does not resolve the issue, please click here.
Page 1 of 4
Creative Commons Licence
This work, Stevens : That day of wrath : scoreid 115851, as published by notAmos Performing Editions, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. All relevant attributions should state its URL as Permissions beyond the scope of this licence may be available at
Stevens was organist at the Charterhouse from 1796 until his death. This setting was probably written for use there.
Lyrics: Dies irae, transl. Walter Scott

That day of wrath, that dreadful day,
When heav'n and earth shall pass away,
What power shall be the sinner's stay,
How shall he meet that dreadful day?
When, shriv'lling like a parched scroll,
The flaming heav'ns together roll;
When louder yet, and yet more dread.
Swells the high trump that wakes the dead.
Oh! on that day, that wrathful day,
When Man to judgement wakes from clay,
Be Thou the trembling sinner's stay,
Though heav'n and earth shall pass away.