Sunday Citation

Death, like an overflowing stream,
Sweeps us away; our life’s a dream –
An empty tale – a morning flow’r,
Cut down and wither’d in an hour!

Teach us, O Lord, how frail is man;
And kindly lengthen out the span,
Till, cleansed by grace, we all may be
Prepared to die, and dwell with Thee.

-Isaac Watts (1719), vv. 4-5 of “Through Every Age, Eternal God,” from Psalm 90, to the tune of Amanda (Justin Morgan, 1790)

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