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3 So blooms the human face divine,
When youth its pride of beauty shows: Fairer than spring the colours shine,
And sweeter than the virgin rose. 4 Or worn by slowly-rolling years,
Or broke by sickness in a day, The fading glory disappears,
The short-lived beauties die away.
5 Yet these, new rising from the tomb,
With lustre brighter far shall shine, Revive with ever-during bloom,
Safe from diseases and decline.
6 Let sickness blast, let death devour,
If heaven must recompense our pains; Perish the grass, and fade the flower,
If firm the word of God remaing.
The pledge of immortality.
clay, Can re-inspire the breathless clod,
In his appointed day.
And shall we doubt his power!
Our moulder'd dust restore. 2 Who breathed into our earth
The breath of life divine, Can, by a new celestial birth,
God and the sinner join :
Forever one with thee.
3 Behold, what heavenly prophets sang
Is now at last fulfillid;
And, vanquish'd, quits the field.
Anil now in triumph sing :-
And where, Death, thy sting!
7th P. M. 8 lines Ts. Clothed with immortality. (PIRIT, leave thy house of clay:
Ling'ring dust, resign thy breath; Spirit, cast thy chains away;
Dust, be thou dissolved in death :I hus the iniglity Saviour speaks,
While the faithtul Christian dies; Thus the bonds of life be breaks,
And the ransom'd captive flies. 2 Pris'ner, long detain'd below,
Pris'ner, now with freedom blest, Welcome from a world of wo;
Welcome to a land of rest :Thus the choir of angels sing,
As they bear the soul on high, While with hallelujahs ring
All the regions of the sky. 3 Grave, the guardian of our dust,
Grave, the tresury of the skies,
Rests in hope again to rise :
Soul, rebuild thy house of lay;
And eternity thy day.