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Tribulation 29b

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Pattersonís Church Music, 1813
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1709
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
Death, ítis a melancholy day
To those who have no God,
When the poor soul is forced away,
To seek her last abode.

Death! ítis a melancholy Day, Stanza 1
In vain to heavín she lifts her eyes,
For guilt, a heavy chain,
Still drags her downward from the skies
To darkness, fire, and pain.

Death! ítis a melancholy Day, Stanza 2