Death and Glory

My soul, come meditate the day, And think how near it stands

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: RAYMOND (McCurry)
Published in 113 hymnals

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My soul, come meditate the day,
And think how near it stands,
When thou must quit this house of clay,
And fly to unknown lands.

[And you, mine eyes, look down and view
The hollow, gaping tomb;
This gloomy prison waits for you,
Whene'er the summons come.]

O could we die with those that die,
And place us in their stead,
Then would our spirits learn to fly,
And converse with the dead:

Then should we see the saints above
In their own glorious forms,
And wonder why our souls should love
To dwell with mortal worms.

[How we should scorn these clothes of flesh,
These fetters, and this load!
And long for ev'ning to undress,
That we may rest with God.]

We should almost forsake our clay
Before the summons come,
And pray and wish our souls away
To their eternal home.



Source: Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.61

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: My soul, come meditate the day, And think how near it stands
Title: Death and Glory
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d144

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d173

A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d98

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d298

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d166

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d348

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #692

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #214

A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d340

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d180

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #262

A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d182

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d161

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

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d167

Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d120

Chapel Hymns #d366

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d699

Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Containing Most of the Tunes Used in Different Churches #d92

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #302

Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d172

Glorious Light No. 3 #d54

Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d163

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #530

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d249

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #65

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Hymns for Christian Melody #882

Hymns Selected #d136

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d137

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d220

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Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #539

Parish Psalmody #d523

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1110

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d544

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d554

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d555

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d594

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.61

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H515

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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #429

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Revival Hymns #53

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Seamen's Hymns #630

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d402

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d150

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Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #630

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d108

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1182

The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d219

The Christian Hymn Book #d423

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d427

The Christian Psalmist #d448

The Church Hymn Book #d637

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d160

The Good Old Songs #d375

The Knoxville Harmony of Music Made Easy #d54

The New Harp of Columbia #d62

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The Palm: a collection of sacred music, for choirs, singing schools and conventions #122b

The Prayer Meeting Hymn Book: a Selection of Standard Evangelical Hymns for Prayer and Conference Meetings #d187

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