Christ, lines 867-971 [begin Christ III]

Suddenly, near midnight, the Day of Judgment will come in the same way that a thief can surprise sleeping men. A great throng of faithful people will come to Mt. Sion. Angels will appear from all four quadrants of the earth and awaken all of the dead. There will also be hosts of angels and devils.

The God will appear out of the east. He will be beautiful to the good, but terrifying to the evil. Ahead of him a billowing fire will sweep across the earth. The sun will turn the color of blood, the heavens break open and the stars and moon fall. The flames will burn up all of the living and will also burn the seas with their fishes, the earth with its mountains and the shining heavens. All middle-earth will mourn.

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