Isaac Watts, 1707
Why do we mourn departing friends|
Or shake at death's alarms?
'Tis but the voice that Jesus sends
To call them to His arms.
2. Are we not tending upward, too,
3. Why should we tremble to convey
4. The graves of all the saints He blessed|
And softened every bed.
Where should the dying members rest
But with their dying Head?
5. Thence He arose, ascending high,
6. Then let the last loud trumpet sound
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