Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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3 Why should we tremble to convey,
Their bodies to the tomb?
There once the flesh of Jesus lay,
And left a long perfume.
 
4 The graves of all his saints he blest,
And soften’d every bed:
Where should the dying members rest,
But with their dying Head?
 
5 Thence he arose, ascending high,
And show’d our feet the way:
Up to the Lord our flesh shall fly,
At the great rising day.
 
6 Then let the last loud trumpet sound,
And bid our kindred rise;
Awake, ye nations under ground;
Ye saints, ascend the skies.
 
Hymn 89 • Why should we start and fear to die!
HYMN 89. L. M.
 
1 Why should we start and fear to die!
What tim’rous worms we mortals are!
Death is the gate to endless joy,
And yet we dread to enter there.
 
2 The pains, the groans, the dying strife,
Fright our approaching souls away; [p. 119]
3 Why should we tremble to convey,
Their bodies to the tomb?
There once the flesh of Jesus lay,
And left a long perfume.
 
4 The graves of all his saints he blest,
And soften’d every bed:
Where should the dying members rest,
But with their dying Head?
 
5 Thence he arose, ascending high,
And show’d our feet the way:
Up to the Lord our flesh shall fly,
At the great rising day.
 
6 Then let the last loud trumpet sound,
And bid our kindred rise;
Awake, ye nations under ground;
Ye saints, ascend the skies.
 
Hymn 89 • Why should we start and fear to die!
HYMN 89. L. M.
 
1 Why should we start and fear to die!
What tim’rous worms we mortals are!
Death is the gate to endless joy,
And yet we dread to enter there.
 
2 The pains, the groans, the dying strife,
Fright our approaching souls away; [p. 119]
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