Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

My God, my God, and must I die

My God, my God, and must I die

Author: Edward Trivett
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 My God! my God! and must I die,
Thy presence to behold;
Lord break the bands, and let me fly,
To tread the streets of gold.

2 Learn me to dwell on things above,
And sing as saints do there;
Those brightest objects of thy love,
And quickly me prepare.

3 To drop the body, and remove,
To yonder worlds on hight;
Fain on thy wing celestial dove,
My soul would thither fly,

4 Yet trembling at each swelling wave,
Of death's cold flood I stand;
Afraid to launch in them and leave,
This body and this land.

5 But if my Jesus I could hear,
And see him standing by;
My soul would mount beyond her fear,
Thro' death for Heaven fly.

Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCXXXII

Author: Edward Trivett

Baptist Pastor in Norfolk Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My God, my God, and must I die
Author: Edward Trivett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
Page Scan

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #232

TextPage Scan

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #CCXXXII

Page Scan

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #232

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us