Our life how short! a groan, a sigh

Our life how short! a groan, a sigh

Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Our life how short! a groan, a sigh,
We live, and then begin to die;
Death steals upon us while we're green,
Behind us digs a grave unseen.

2 But Oh! how great a mercy this,
That death's a portal into bliss;
While yet the body's scarce undressed,
The soul ascends to heavenly rest.

3 My soul! death swallows up thy fears,
My grave-clothes wipe away all tears;
why should we fear this parting pain,
Who die that we may live again?

4 Oh! how the resurrection light,
Will clarify believers' sight;
How joyful will the saints arise
And rub the dust from off their eyes!

5 My soul! my body I will trust
With him who numbers every dust;
My Savior faithfully will keep
His own--their death is but a sleep.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Text Information

First Line: Our life how short! a groan, a sigh
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

The Baptist Harmony #d289

The Baptist Harmony #d297

Village Hymns #d430

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