And Am I Born to Die?

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

Hymn 220
1. And am I born to die?
To lay this body down?
And must my trembling spirit fly
Into a world unknown?

2. Waked by the trumpet's sound,
I from the grave must rise,
And see the Judge, with glory crowned,
And see the flaming skies.

3. How shall I leave my tomb?—
With triumph or regret?—
A fearful or a joyful doom—
A curse, or blessing meet?

4. I must from God be driven—
Or with my Savior dwell;
Must come at his command to heav'n—
Or else depart—to hell.

5. O thou, that wouldst not have
One wretched sinner die,
Who diedst thyself, my soul to save
From endless misery;—

6. Show me the way to shun
Thy dreadful wrath severe;
That, when thou comest on thy throne,
I may with joy appear.