Heaven Has Confirmed the Dread Decree
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Hymn 216 C.M. 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.