Death, with his dread commission sealed

Death, with his dread commission sealed

Author: Leech
Published in 24 hymnals

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1 Death with his dread commission sealed,
Now hastens to his arms:
In awful state he takes the field,
And sounds his dire alarms.

2 Attendant plagues around him stand,
And wait his dread command;
And pains, and dying groans obey
The signal of his hand.

3 With cruel force, he scatters round
His shafts of deadly power;
While the grace waits its destined prey,
Impatient to devour.

4 Look up, ye heirs of endless joy,
Nor let your fears prevail;
Eternal life is our reward,
When life on earth shall fail.

5 What though his darts promiscuous hurled,
Deal fatal plagues around;
And heaps of putrid carcases
O'erload the cumbered ground;

6 The arrows, that shall wound your flesh,
Were given him from above,
Dipped in the great Redeemer's blood,
And feathered all with love.

7 These, with a gentle hand he throws,
And saints lie gasping too;
But heavenly strength supports their souls,
And bears them conquerors through.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: Leech

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Text Information

First Line: Death, with his dread commission sealed
Author: Leech
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #539

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The Christian Harmony #d39

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #CCCXLIX

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CCCXLIX

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