This Body In The Grave Is Laid


This body in the grave is laid,
Here to return to dust:
As God to father Adam said,
That all our bodies must.

Not here forever to remain,
For Christ himself shall come,
And call the dead to live again,
And raise them from the tomb.

The graves must all give up their dead,
And ev’ry other place;
God’s great commands must be obey’d,
And all the dead must raise.

All must appear before their Lord,
And their just sentence hear;
Likwise receive their just reward,
Such as their actions were.

May we be wise while here we live:
O may we seek and try,
And take advice, as Christ doth give,
To live and learn to die.

How swift our precious moments pass,
How soon our days are fled;
Prepar’d, or unprepar’d, alas!
We’re number’d with the dead.

O careless man be wise and think,
What will become of thee:
Who now art standing on the brink,
Of vast eternity.