CCCLIV. Death and judgment apponted to all

1 Heav'n has confirm'd the great decree,
That Adam's race mus die:
One gen'ral ruin sweeps them down,
And low in dust they lie.

2 Ye living men, the tomb survey,
Where you must quickly dwell;
Hark how the awful summons sounds
In ev'ry fun'ral knell!

3 Once you must die, and once for all;
The solemn purport weigh;
For know, that heav'n or hell depends
On that important day.

4 Those eyes, so long in darkness veil'd,
Must wake the Judge to see,
And ev'ry word, and ev'ry thought
Must pass his scrutiny.

5 O may I in the Judge behold
My Saviour and my Friend,
And far beyond the reach of death,
With all his saints ascend.

Text Information
First Line: Heav'n has confirm'd the great decree
Title: Death and judgment apponted to all
Publication Date: 1799
Meter: C. M.
Topic: Judgment: Appointed to all; Death: Appointed to all
Language: English
Tune Information
(No tune information)

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us