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The Interment of a Believer. Hos. 13. 14

J. Hart         L.M.

1
Fountain of life, who gavest us breath,
 Eternal Sire, by all adored;
 Who makest us conquerors over death,
 Through Jesus, our victorious Lord,

2
We give thee thanks, we sing thy praise,
 For calling thus thy children home;
 And shortening tribulation days
 To hide them in the peaceful tomb.

3
Jesus, confiding in thy name,
 Thou King of saints, thy body’s Head,
 We give to earth the breathless frame,
 Remembering thou thyself wast dead.

4
Thine was a bitter death indeed,
 Thou harmless, suffering Lamb of God!
 Thou hast from hell thy people freed,
 And drowned destruction in thy blood.