“Great God, what do I see and hear!

The end of things created!

The judge of mankind doth appear

On clouds of glory seated!

The trumpet sounds; the graves restore,

The dead which they contained before;

Prepare, my soul, to meet Him!”

(Martin Luther)

“In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:1).