5762. Remember, Lord, Our Mortal State

1. Remember, Lord, our mortal state,
How frail our life! how short the date!
Where is the man that draws his breath
Safe from disease, secure from death?

2. Lord, while we see whole nations die,
Our flesh and sense repine and cry,
“Must death for ever rage and reign?
Or hast thou made mankind in vain?

3. Where is thy promise to the just?
Are not thy servants turned to dust?
But faith forbids these mournful sighs,
And sees the sleeping dust arise.

4. That glorious hour, that dreadful day,
Wipes the reproach of saints away,
And clears the honor of Thy Word:
Awake, our souls, and bless the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Remember, Lord, our mortal state
Title: Remember, Lord, Our Mortal State
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: The Psalms of David, 1719
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ROCKINGHAM (Miller)
Arranger: Edward Miller (1790)
Composer: Karl P. E. Bach
Meter: LM
Incipit: 13421 35655 17655
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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