Death cannot make our souls afraidAuthor: Isaac Watts
Tune: HEREFORD (OUSELEY)
Published in 99 hymnals
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Death cannot make our souls afraid,
If God be with us there;
We may walk through its darkest shade,
And never yield to fear.
I could renounce my all below,
If my Creator bid;
And run, if I were called to go,
And die as Moses did.
Might I but climb to Pisgah's top,
And view the promised land,
My flesh itself should long to drop,
And pray for the command.
Clasped in my heav'nly Father's arms,
I would forget my breath,
And lose my life among the charms
Of so divine a death.
Death cannot make our souls afraid. I. Watts. [Death of Moses.] Appeared in the first edition of his Hymns and Sacred Songs, 1707, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. Although included in the older collections of Toplady and others, it has almost died out of use in Great Britain. In America it is found in a few modern hymnals, and sometimes as "Death cannot make my soul afraid," a reading which appeared in Toplady, 1776, No. 82.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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