12232. Naked As From The Earth We Came

1 Naked as from the earth we came,
And crept to life at first;
We to the earth return again,
And mingle with our dust.

2 The dear delights we here enjoy,
And fondly call our own,
Are but short favors borrowed now
To be repaid anon.

3 ’Tis God that lifts our comforts high,
Or sinks them in the grave;
He gives and (blessèd be His name!)
He takes but what He gave.

4 Peace, all our angry passions then!
Let each rebellious sigh
Be silent at His sovereign will,
And every murmur die.

5 If smiling mercy crown our lives,
Its praises shall be spread;
And we’ll adore the justice, too,
That strikes our comforts dead.

Text Information
First Line: Naked as from the earth we came
Title: Naked As From The Earth We Came
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Book I, 1707
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: ASCRIPTION by Luther O. Emerson; CAITHNESS
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Augustine Arne (1762)
Meter: CM
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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