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The Grace Disarmed of Its Terros

Man dieth and wasteth away

Author: George P. Morris
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Man dieth and wasteth away,
And where is he?--hark! from the skies
I hear a voice answer and say,
The spirit of man never dies!
His body, which came from the earth,
Must mingle again with the sod;
His soul, which in heaven had birth,
Returns to the bosom of God.

2 No terror has death, or the grave,
To those who believe in the Lord--
Who know the Redeemer can save,
And lean on the faith of his word:
While ashes to ashes, and dust
We give unto dust, in our gloom
The light of salvation we trust,
Which hangs like a lamp in the tomb.

3 O Lord God Almighty, to thee
We turn as our solace above;
The waters may fail from the sea,
But never thy fountains of love:
Oh, teach us thy will to obey,
And sing with one heart and accord,--
He gave, and he taketh away,
And praised be the name of the Lord.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #883

Author: George P. Morris

Morris, George, was born in Philadelphia, Oct. 10, 1802. In early life he removed to New York, where, in 1822, he became the editor of the New York Mirror magazine. On that magazine, together with The Home Journal, he was associated with N. P. Willis. His works include The Deserted Bride, and Other Poems, 1843; Poems, 1853; American Melodies; and some prose pieces. He is best known as a writer of songs, one of which, "Woodman, spare that tree," is very popular. His hymns, "Man dieth and wasteth away " (Victory over Death"; and "Searcher of hearts! from mine erase", Lent), are in a few American collections, as the Songs for the Sanctuary, 1865, and the Methodist Hymnal, 1878. Mr. Morris died in New York July 6, 1864. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Man dieth and wasteth away
Title: The Grace Disarmed of Its Terros
Author: George P. Morris
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #1073

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #957

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1012

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1012

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #1073

Jubilant Voices #d103

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New Hymn and Tune book #367c

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New Hymn and Tune Book #367c

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d477

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The Heart and Voice #340b

The Millennial Chorister #d59

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The Voice of Praise #883

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