Why should we tremble to convey

Why should we tremble to convey

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: NAOMI (Nägeli)
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Why should we tremble to convey
The Christian to the tomb?
There once the flesh of Jesus lay,
And left a long perfume.

2 The graves of all his saints he blest,
And softened every bed;
Where should the dying members rest,
But with their dying Head?

3 Thence he arose, ascending high,
And showed our feet the way:
Up to the Lord we all shall fly
At the great rising day.

4 Then let the last trumpet sound,
And bid our kindred rise:
Awake, ye nations under ground;
Ye saints, ascend the skies.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #935

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: Why should we tremble to convey
Author: Isaac Watts
Copyright: Public Domain


NAOMI (Nägeli)

NAOMI was a melody that Lowell Mason (PHH 96) brought to the United States from Europe and arranged as a hymn tune; the arrangement was first published in the periodical Occasional Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1836). Some scholars have attributed the original melody to Johann G. Nageli (PHH 315), but there…

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