1 When thy mortal life is fled,
When—the death shades o’er thee spread—
Thou has finished earth’s career,
Sinner, where wilt thou appear?
2 When the world has passed away,
When draws near the judgment day,
When the awful trump shall sound,
Say, oh where wilt thou be found?
3 When the Judge descends in light,
Clothed in majesty and might;
When the wicked quail with fear,
Where, oh where wilt thou appear?
4 What shall soothe thy bursting heart,
When the saints and thou must part?
When the good with joy are crowned,
Sinner, where wilt thou be found?
5 While the Holy Ghost is nigh,
Quickly to the Savior fly;
Then shall peace thy spirit cheer,
Then in Heaven shalt thou appear.
|First Line:||When thy mortal life is fled|
|Title:||When Thy Mortal Life Is Fled|
|Author:||Samuel F. Smith|
|Source:||Manual of Christian Psalmody by Rufus Babcock, David Greene and Lowell Mason (Boston: Perkins & Marvin, 1832)|
|Composer:||Ignaz Joseph Pleyel (1791)|
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