Hark From The Tombs A Doleful Sound
Words:Isaac Watts
Music:William Tans'ur
Performed By:  Unknown
Copyright:Unknown
Jumbo Jimbo's
Song Lyrics Archive
Search Database:
 


 

Words: Isaac Watts
Music: "Bangor" by William Tans'ur

Alternate tunes:
  "Cheshire" by unknown
  "Hereford (Ouseley)" by Frederick A. G. Ouseley
  "Song 67 (Gibbons)" by Orlando Gibbons, arr. Henry T. Smart


Hark! from the tombs a doleful sound;
My ears, attend the cry;
"Ye living men, come view the ground
Where you must shortly lie.

"Princes, this clay must be your bed,
In spite of all your towers;
The tall, the wise, the rev'rend head
Must lie as low as ours!"

Great God! is this our certain doom?
And are we still secure?
Still walking downward to our tomb,
And yet prepare no more?

Grant us the powers of quick'ning grace,
To fit our souls to fly,
Then, when we drop this dying flesh,
We'll rise above the sky.
© Copyright 2004-06 JumboJimbo.com
Please note that the lyrics collection is provided for private education/information purposes only. You are advised to confirm your compliance with the appropriate local copyright regulations before using any of the material provided by any Internet lyrics site. The lyrics/chords/tabs sheets represent contributors' interpretations of the material and may not be identical to the original versions, which are copyright their respective owners.