I’m not sure what it is that makes poetry powerful but somehow magnificence is magnified by rhyme and rhythm, poetry is to literature what High Definition Rendering is to photography. This is a poem by John Newton entitled “Day of judgment! Day of wonders!”. Just the first line is awesome but how about, “See the Judge, our nature wearing, clothed in majesty divine.”
Day of judgment! Day of wonders!
1 Day of judgment! Day of wonders!
Hark! the trumpet’s awesome sound,
louder than a thousand thunders,
shakes the vast creation round.
How the summons
will the sinner’s heart confound!
2 See the Judge, our nature wearing,
clothed in majesty divine.
You who long for his appearing
then shall say, “This God is mine!”
own me on that day as thine.
3 At his call the dead awaken,
rise to life from earth and sea.
All the powers of nature, shaken
by his looks, prepare to flee.
what will then become of thee?
4 But to those who have confessed,
loved, and served the Lord below,
he will say, “Come near, you blessed,
see the kingdom I bestow;
shall my love and glory know.”