Job 1:21: Naked as from the earth we came

Naked as from the earth we came

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Naked as from the earth we came,
and entered life at first;
Naked we to the earth return,
and mix with kindred dust.

Whate’er we fondly call our own
belongs to heav’n’s great Lord;
The blessings lent us for a day
are soon to be restored.

’Tis God that lifts our comforts high,
or sinks them in the grave:
He gives; and, when he takes away,
he takes but what he gave.

Then, ever blessed be his name!
his goodness swelled our store;
His justice but resumes its own;
’tis ours still to adore.



Source: Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #R3

Text Information

First Line: Naked as from the earth we came
Title: Job 1:21: Naked as from the earth we came
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Publication Date: 1800
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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