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Idumea 47b

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Ananias Davisson, 1816
Alto: J. W. Watson, 1902
Poet: Charles Wesley, 1707
Meter: Short Meter (6,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
And am I born to die?
To lay this body down?
And must my trembling spirit fly
Into a world unknown!

And am I born to die?, Stanza 1a
A land of deepest shade,
Unpierced by human thought;
The dreary regions of the dead,
Where all things are forgot!

And am I born to die?, Stanza 1b
Soon as from earth I go,
What will become of me?
Eternal happiness or woe
Must then my portion be!

And am I born to die?, Stanza 2a
Waked by the trumpet sound,
I from my grave shall rise;
And see the Judge with glory crowned,
And see the flaming skies!

And am I born to die?, Stanza 2b