And am I born to die?

And am I born to die?

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 191 hymnals

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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!

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #47b

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: And am I born to die?
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Christian Harmony #55B

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The Cyber Hymnal #8039

The Sacred Harp (Rev. Cooper Ed.) #47b

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The Sacred Harp #47b

The Sacred Harp #428

The Shenandoah Harmony #22B

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