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TURN MORTAL TURN THY DANGER KNOW




Beneath our feet and o’er our head
Is equal warning given;
Beneath us lie the countless dead,
Above us is the heaven,


Their names are graven on the stone,
Their bones are in the clay;
And ere another day is done
Ourselves may be as they.


Death rides on every passing breeze;
He lurks in every flower;
Each season has its own disease,
Its peril every hour.


Our eyes have seen the rosy light
Of youth’s soft cheek decay,
And death descend in sudden night
On manhood’s middle day.


Our eyes have seen the steps of age
Halt feebly towards the tomb;
And yet shall earth our hearts engage,
And dreams of days to come?


Turn sinner, turn, thy danger know;
Where’er thy foot can tread,
The earth rings hollow from below,
And warns thee of her dead.


Turn, Christian, turn! thy soul apply 
To truths divinely given; 
The bones that underneath thee lie 
Shall live for Hell or Heaven! 


---Alternative verses---


Our eyes have seen the rosy light 
Of youth's soft cheek decay, 
And Fate descend in sudden night 
On manhood's middle day. 


Turn, mortal, turn! thy danger know; 
Where'er thy foot can tread 
The earth rings hollow from below, 
And warns thee of her dead! 

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1827
      Bible Refs: Lk 12:20; Jam 4:14;
      MUSIC
      Name: RICHMOND
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1792
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        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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