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PREPARATION FOR DEATH




Vain man, thy fond pursuits forbear,
Repent, thy end is nigh,
Death at the farthest can’t be far,
Oh think before you die.


Reflect, thou hast a soul to save,
Thy sins, how high they mount.
What are thy hopes beyond the grave?
How stands that dark account?


Death enters—and there's no defence—
His time, there's none can tell:
He'll in a moment call thee hence,
To heaven—or to hell!


Thy flesh, perhaps thy chiefest care.
Shall crawling worms consume:
But, ah! destruction stops not there—
Sin kills beyond the tomb.


To-day, the gospel calls;—to-day
Sinners, it speaks to you:
Let ev'ry one forsake his way.
And mercy will ensue.


---Alternative verses---


Vain man, thy fond pursuits forbear;
Repent, thine end is nigh;
Death, at the farthest, can’t be far:
O think before thou die.


Thy flesh, perhaps thy greatest care,
Shall into dust consume;
But, ah! destruction stops not there;
Sin kills beyond the tomb.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1759
      Bible Refs: Mt 24:44; Rev 21:8;
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. BERNARD
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1741
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)

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