12597. Thee We Adore, Eternal Name

1 Thee we adore, Eternal Name!
And humbly own to Thee
How feeble is our mortal frame,
What dying worms are we.

2 Our wasting lives grow shorter still,
As months and days increase;
And every beating pulse we tell
Leaves but the number less.

3 The year rolls round, and steals away
The breath that first it gave;
Whate’er we do, where’er we be,
We’re traveling to the grave.

4 Dangers stand thick through all the ground
To push us to the tomb;
And fierce diseases wait around,
To hurry mortals home.

5 Good God! on what a slender thread
Hang everlasting things!
Th’eternal states of all the dead
Upon life’s feeble strings.

6 Infinite joy or endless woe
Attends on every breath,
And yet how unconcerned we go
Upon the brink of death!

7 Waken, O Lord! our drowsy sense,
To walk this dangerous road;
And if our souls be hurried hence,
May they be found with God.

Text Information
First Line: Thee we adore, Eternal Name!
Title: Thee We Adore, Eternal Name
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: LM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: BALLERMA by François Barthélémon
Tune Information
Arranger: Samuel Dyer (1828)
Meter: LM
Key: a minor or modal
Source: German melody
Copyright: Public Domain

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