10688. If I Must Die

1 If I must die, O let me die
Trusting in Jesus’ blood!
That blood which hath atonement made,
And reconciles to God.

2 If I must die, then let me die
In peace with all mankind,
And change these fleeting joys below
For pleasures more refined.

3 If I must die, as die I must,
Let some kind seraph come,
And bear me on his friendly wing
To my celestial home!

4 Of Canaan’s land from Pisgah’s top
May I but have a view!
Though Jordan should o’erflow its banks,
I’ll boldly venture through.

Text Information
First Line: If I must die, O let me die
Title: If I Must Die
Author: Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: One of his best hymns Mr. Beddome wrote after recovering from a severe illness. He had first written a hymn of gratitude for his restoration to health. On further reflection He wrote these lines. Burrage, p. 51.
Tune Information
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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