9814. Death! 'Tis A Melancholy Day

1 Death! ’tis a melancholy day,
To those that have no God,
When the poor soul is forced away,
To seek her last abode.

2 In vain to Heav’n she lifts her eyes,
But guilt, a heavy chain,
Still drags her downward from the skies,
To darkness, fire, and pain.

3 Awake and mourn, ye heirs of hell,
Let stubborn sinners fear;
You must be driv’n from earth, and dwell
A long forever there.

4 See how the pit gapes wide for you,
And flashes in your face;
And thou, my soul, look downward too,
And sing recovering grace.

5 He is a God of sovereign love,
That promised Heav’n to me,
And taught my thoughts to soar above,
Where happy spirits be.

6 Prepare me, Lord, for Thy right hand,
Then come the joyful day;
Come, death, and some celestial band,
To bear my soul away.

Text Information
First Line: Death! ’tis a melancholy day
Title: Death! 'Tis A Melancholy Day
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707-09, Book II
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: NAOMI
Composer: Hans Nägeli, 1773-1836
Arranger: Lowell Mason
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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