29b. Death, 'tis a melancholy day

1 Death, ’tis a melancholy day
To those who have no God,
When the poor soul is forced away,
To seek her last abode.

2 In vain to heav’n she lifts her eyes,
For guilt, a heavy chain,
Still drags her downward from the skies
To darkness, fire, and pain.

Text Information
First Line: Death, 'tis a melancholy day
Author: Isaac Watts (1709)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1991
Tune Information
Meter: C.M.
Key: d minor
Source: Patterson's Church Music, 1813

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