Great God, I own Thy Sentence just
Great God, I own Thy sentence just,
And nature must decay;
I yield my body to the dust,
To dwell with
Yet faith may triumph o’er the grave,
And trample on the tombs;
My Jesus, my Redeemer,
My God, my Savior, comes.
The mighty Conqueror shall appear
High on a royal seat,
And death, the
last of all His foes,
Lie vanquished at His feet.
Though greedy worms devour my skin,
And gnaw my wasting
When God shall build my bones again,
He clothes them all afresh.
Then shall I see Thy lovely
With strong immortal eyes;
And feast upon Thy unknown grace
With pleasure and surprise.
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