Naked as from the earth we camePublished in 2 hymnals
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.
|First Line:||Naked as from the earth we came|
|Title:||Job 1:21: Naked as from the earth we came|
|Copyright:||This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.|
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #R3||Job 1:21: Naked as from the earth we came||Naked as from the earth we came||8,6,8,6||Job 1:21||1800|
|The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #160a||Naked as from the earth we came||Naked as from the earth we came||1849|