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Here we commit unto the dust

Here we commit unto the dust

Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Here we commit unto the dust,
This body in the grave to rest;
We place this body there to lay,
Here for to moulder and decay.

2 Not here forever to remain,
For Christ will raise the dead again,
In that great day when he shall come,
To fix and settle all our doom.

3 In judgment we must all appear,
And shew how we have lived here:
Our just reward we shall receive,
Such as the righteous Judge shall give.

4 O man! be wise, learn what thou art,
Be wise and act the prudent part;
Thou canst not always here remain,
Thou must return to dust again.

5 Our days how soon they pass away,
In this vain world, how short our stay!
When all our pain and toil is past,
Then death will bear us off at last.

6 Why should we then for earthly toys,
Exchange a life of endless joys;
Should we so blind and careless be,
To trifle with eternity.

7 O Lord, in mercy grant us grace,
Teach us to number all our days,
And in thy service each to spend,
Until this mortal life we end.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCXXVIII

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