Heaven Has Confirmed the Dread Decree

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Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1841

Hymn 216
1. Heav'n has confirmed the dread decree
That Adam's race must die:
One general ruin sweeps them down,
And low in dust they lie.

2. Ye living men, the tomb survey,
Where you must shortly dwell;
Hark! how the awful summons sounds,
In ev'ry funeral knell!

3. Once you must die—and once for all—
The solemn purport weigh:
For know, that heaven or hell is hung
On that important day!

4. Those eyes, so long in darkness veiled,
Must wake, the Judge to see;
And every word—and every thought:—
Must pass his scrutiny.

5. Oh may I in the Judge behold
My Savior and my Friend;
And, far beyond the reach of death
With all his saints ascend.