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Spirit leave thine house of clay Linger




Spirit! leave thine house of clay !
Lingering dust, resign thy breath !
Spirit! cast thy chains away !
Dust, be thou dissolved in death !
Thus the Almighty Saviour speaks,
While the faithful Christian dies;
Thus the bonds of life he breaks,
And the ransomed captive flies.


Prisoner, long detained below ;
Prisoner, now with freedom blest;
Welcome from a world of woe,
Welcome to a Land of Rest!
Thus the choir of angels sing,
As they bear the soul on high,
While with hallelujahs ring
All the regions of the sky.


Grave, the guardian of our dust!
Grave, the treasury of the skies !
Every atom of thy trust
Rests in hope again to rise.
Hark ! the Judgment trumpet calls :
Soul, rebuild thy house of clay,
Immortality thy walls,
And Eternity thy day !

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 7 7 7 D
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1803,1812
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      MUSIC
      Name: ABERYSTWYTH
      Meter: 7 7 7 7 D
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1879
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