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Hymn: Death 'tis a melancholy day (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Death 'tis a melancholy day

Topic: <no topic given>

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


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: 132

Page Number: 163, click to see hymnal pages


DEATH, 'tis a melancholy day,

To those who have no God;

When the poor soul is forced away,

To see her last abode.

In vain to heaven she lifts her eyes,

For guilt a heavy chain,

Still drags her downward from the skies,

To darkness, fire, and pain.

Prepare me, Lord, for thy right hand,

Then come the joyful day;

Come, death, and come celestial band

And bear my soul away.