47b. Idumea

1. And am I born to die?
To lay this body down!
And must my trembling spirit fly
Into a world unknown?

2. A land of deepest shade,
Unpierced by human thought;
The dreary regions of the dead,
Where all things are forgot!

3. Soon as from earth I go,
What will become of me?
Eternal happiness or woe
Must then my portion be!

4. Waked by the trumpet sound,
I from my grave shall rise;
And see the Judge with glory crowned,
And see the flaming skies!

Text Information
First Line: And am I born to die?
Title: Idumea
Author: Charles Wesley (1763)
Publication Date: 1991
Meter: S. M.
Tune Information
Composer: Ananias Davisson (1816)
Meter: S. M.
Key: a minor or modal

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