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THE LIVING AND THE DEAD




Where are the dead? In heaven or hell,
Their disembodied spirits dwell;
The buried forms in bonds of clay,
Reserved until the judgement-day.


Who were the dead? The sons of time
In every age, and state, and clime;
Renowned, dishonoured, or forget,
The place that knew them, knows them not.


Where are the living? On the ground,
Where prayer is heard, and mercy found;
Where, in the period of a span,
The mortal makes the immortal man.


Who are the living? They whose breath
Draws every moment nigh to death;
Of bliss or woe the eternal heirs;
O what an awful choice is theirs!


Then timely warned, may we begin
To follow Christ, and flee from sin;
Daily grow up in him our head,
Lord of the living and the dead.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Ec 9:5;
      MUSIC
      Name: ERNAN
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1850
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
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