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Hymn: Earth to earth and dust to dust (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Earth to earth and dust to dust

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 7s


Hymn Number: 173

Page Number: 197, click to see hymnal pages


"EARTH to earth, and dust to dust:"

Here the evil and the just-

Here the matron and the maid

In one silent bed are laid.

Here the vassal and the king

Side by side lie withering;

Here the sword and sceptre rust;

"Earth to earth and dust to dust."

Age on age shall roll along

O'er this pale and mighty throng:

Those that wept them, those that weep,

All shall with these sleepers sleep.

Song of peace, or battle's roar,

Ne'er shall break their slumbers more:

Death shall keep his solemn trust:

"Earth to earth and dust to dust."

But a day is coming fast,

Earth! thy mightiest and thy last:

It shall come in strife and toil-

It shall come in blood and spoil-

It shall come in empires groans,

Burning temples, trampled thrones;

Then ambition rue thy lust:

"Earth to earth and dust to dust."

Then shall come the judgement sign;

In the east the King shall shine:

Flashing from heaven's golden gate,

Thousand thousands round his state.

Heaven shall open on our sight:

Earth be turned to living light:

Kingdoms of the ransomed just;

"Earth to earth and dust to dust."

Then shall in the desert rise

Fruits of more than paradise:

Earth by angel feet be trod;

One great garden of her God.

Till are dried her martyrs tears

Through a glorious thousand years,

Now in hope of Him we trust:

"Earth to earth and dust to dust."