476. And must this body die?

1 And must this body die?
This mortal frame decay?
And must these active limbs of mine
Lie mould'ring in the clay?

2 God, my Redeemer lives,
And often, from the skies,
Looks down and watches all my dust,
Till He shall bid it rise.

3 Array'd in glorious grace
Shall these vile bodies shine,
And ev'ry shape, and ev'ry face,
Look heavenly and divine.

4 These lively hopes we owe
To Jesus' dying love;
We would adore His grace below,
And sing His power above.

5 Dear Lord, accept the praise
Of these our humble songs,
Till tunes of nobler sound we raise
With our immortal tongues.

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First Line: And must this body die?
Meter: S. M.
Publication Date: 1870
Topic: Blessedness: future, anticipated; Christians: their life and experience; Death: anticipation of (4 more...)
Notes: Author from index: Watts
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