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THE ISSUE OF LIFE AND DEATH




O Where shall rest be found,
Rest for the weary soul?
'T were vain the ocean's depths to sound,
Or pierce to either pole.


The world can never give
The bliss for which we sigh;
'T is not the whole of life to live,
Nor all of death to die.


Beyond this vale of tears,
There is a life above,
Unmeasured by the flight of years,
And all that life is love.


There is a death, whose pang
Outlasts the fleeting breath:
O what eternal horrors hang
Around the second death!


Lord God of truth and grace,
Teach us that death to shun;
Lest we be banished from Thy face,
And evermore undone.


Here would we end our quest:
Alone are found in Thee,
The life of perfect love—the rest
Of immortality.


---Alternative verses---


The world can never give
The rest for which we sigh;
'T is not the whole of life to live,
Nor all of death to die.


In Thee we find our quest:
Alone are found in Thee,
The life of perfect love—the rest
Of immortality.


Lord God of truth and grace,
Teach us that death to shun;
Lest we be driven from Thy face,
And evermore undone.

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LYRICS
Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1818-03-15
      Bible Refs: Mt 11:28; Heb 4:11;
      MUSIC
      Name: SHIRLAND
      Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
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