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Why do we mourn dying friends Or shake at




Why do we mourn departing friends
Or shake at death's alarms?
'Tis but the voice that Jesus sends
To call them to His arms.


Are we not tending upward, too,
As fast as time can move?
Nor would we wish the hours more slow
To keep us from our love.


Why should we tremble to convey
Their bodies to the tomb?
There the dear flesh of Jesus lay,
And left a long perfume.


The graves of all his saints he blessed
And softened every bed.
Where should the dying members rest
But with the dying Head?


Thence He arose, ascending high,
And showed our feet the way.
Up to the Lord our flesh shall fly
At the great rising day.


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


---Alternative verses---


Are we not tending upwards too
As fast as time can move?
Nor should we wish the hours more slow,
To keep us from our love.


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


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


Why should we tremble to convey,
Their bodies to the grave;
‘Twas there the Saviour’s body lay,
And rose with power to save.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1707-1709
      Bible Refs: Lk 8:52;
      MUSIC
      Name: CHINA
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1800
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 618Bb
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)

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