Hark from the Tomb
DESCRIPTION: "Hark from the tomb a doleful sound, My ears attend the cry, Ye living man, come view the ground Where you must shortly lie." "Grant us the power of quickening grace To fit our souls to fly, Then when we drop this dying flesh We'll rise above the sky"
EARLIEST DATE: 1836 (Methodist Hymnal)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad death
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 638, "Hark from the Tomb" (1 short text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Sometimes credited, seemingly on inadequate evidence, to John or Charles Wesley. In the Sacred Harp, where it bears the tune "Plenary," the words are said to be by Isaac Watts, with the tune by A. Clark. The Missouri Harmony uses the tunes "Funeral Thought" and "New Durham." - RBW
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