This body in the grave is laid

This body in the grave is laid

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1 This body in the grave is laid,
Here to return to dust:
As God to father Adam said,
That all our bodies must.

2 Not here forever to remain,
For Christ himself shall come,
And call the dead to live again,
And raise them from the tomb.

3 The graves must all give up their dead,
And ev'ry other place;
God's great commands must be obey'd,
And all the dead must raise.

4 All must appear before their Lord,
And their just sentence hear;
Likwise receive their just reward,
Such as their actions were.

5 May we be wise while here we live:
O may we seek and try,
And take advice, as Christ doth give,
To live and learn to die.

6 How swift our precious moments pass,
How soon our days are fled;
Prepar'd, or unprepar'd, alas!
We're number'd with the dead.

7 O careless man be wise and think,
What will become of thee:
Who now art standing on the brink,
Of vast eternity.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCXXIX

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