8043. And Must This Body Die?

1 And must this body die?
This mortal frame decay?
And must these active limbs of mine
Lie mould’ring in the clay?

2 Corruption, earth, and worms
Shall but refine this flesh,
Till my triumphant spirit comes
To put it on afresh.

3 God my Redeemer lives,
And often from the skies
Looks down, and watches all my dust,
Till He shall bid it rise.

4 Arrayed in glorious grace
Shall these vile bodies shine,
And every shape, and every face,
Look heav’nly and divine.

5 These lively hopes we owe
To Jesus’ dying love;
We would adore His grace below,
And sing His power above.

6 Dear Lord, accept the praise
Of these our humble songs,
Till tunes of nobler sound we raise
With our immortal tongues.

Text Information
First Line: And must this body die?
Title: And Must This Body Die?
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: SMD
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707-9, Book II
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason (1843)
Meter: SMD
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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