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Dust to dust the mortal dies Both the




Dust to dust, the mortal dies,
Both the foolish and the wise;
None forever can remain,
Each must leave
his hoarded gain.
Yet within their heart they say
That their houses are for aye,
That their dwelling places grand
Shall for generations stand.


To their lands
they give their name
In the hope of lasting fame,
But mans honor quickly flies,
Like the lowly beast he dies.
Though such folly mark their way,
Men approve of what they say;
Death their shepherd,
they the sheep,
He within his fold will keep.


Oer them soon shall rule the just,
All their beauty turn to dust;
God my waiting soul shall save,
He will raise me from the grave.
Let no fear disturb your peace
Though ones house
and wealth increase;
Death shall end his fleeting day,
He shall carry naught away.


Though in life he wealth attained,
Though the praise
of men he gained,
He shall join those gone before,
Where the light shall shine no more.
Crowned with honor though he be,
Highly gifted, strong and free,
If he be not truly wise,
Man is like the beast that dies.

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 7 7 7 D
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Ps 49; Ps 49:10;
      MUSIC
      Name: BENEVENTO
      Meter: 7 7 7 7 D
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1792
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