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Prospect 30b

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Graham, 1835
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1707
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Why should we start or fear to die,
What timírous worms we mortals are;
Death ítis the gate to endless joy,
But still we dread to enter there.


Why should we start, and fear to die?, Stanza 1
2
Jesus can make a dying bed
Feel soft as downy pillows are:
While on His breast I lean my head,
And breathe my life out sweetly there.


Why should we start, and fear to die?, Stanza 4