12582. Heav'n Has Confirmed The Great Decree

1 Heav’n has confirmed the great decree,
That Adam’s race must die:
One general ruin sweeps them down,
And low in dust they lie.

2 Ye living men, the tomb survey,
Where you must quickly dwell;
Hark how the awful summons sounds
In every funeral knell!

3 Once you must die, and once for all;
The solemn purport weigh;
For know, that Heav’n and Hell are hung
On that important day.

4 Those eyes, so long in darkness veiled,
Must wake the Judge to see.
And every word, and every thought
Must pass His scrutiny.

5 O may I in the Judge behold
My Savior and my friend,
And far beyond the reach of death
With all His saints ascend.

Text Information
First Line: Heav’n has confirmed the great decree
Title: Heav'n Has Confirmed The Great Decree
Alterer: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Published posthumously in Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: THE WAITS' SONG, English traditional; WALSALL by Henry Purcell; WINDSOR by Christopher Tye; YORK from Scottish "Psalter," 1615
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer: William Croft (1708)
Meter: CM
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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