Thursday, July 02, 2009

An Address for All

Southern Harmony no. 99, Christian Harmony no. 101

1. I sing a song which doth belong to all the human race,
Concerning death, which steals the breath, and blasts the comely face;
Come listen all unto my call, which I do make today
For you must die as well as I, and pass from hence away.

2. No human power can stop the hour, wherein a mortal dies;
A Caesar may be great today, yet death will close his eyes:
Though some do strive and do arrive to riches and renown,
Enjoying health and swim in wealth, yet death will bring them down.

3. Though beauty grace your comely face, with roses white and red,
A dying fall will spoil it all, for Absalom is dead:
Though you acquire the best attire, appearing fine and fair,
Yet death will come into the room, and strip you naked there.

4. The princes high and beggars die, and mingle with the dust,
The rich, the brave, the negro slave, the wicked and the just:
Therefore prepare to meet thy God, before it be too late.
Or else you'll weep, lament and cry, lost in a ruined state.


Adrian Neal said...

Powerful message & phrasing...

Adrian Neal said...

Bro. Robert,

This has nothing to do with this thread....I'm very sorry about your mother-in-law. Is there no new information on her disappearance? Living with the unknown must be very difficult for your wife & the family. Praying for you.

R. L. Vaughn said...

Post 1: Amen. Powerful message and exceptional phrasing.

Post 2: We have no new information. Every once in awhile we will hear about a new "lead", but so far these have all turned out empty. That can be discouraging. In one sense, living with the unknown is worse than death, which has a finality this does not. But we believe God is good, that He knows her whereabouts whether on this side or the other, and that we are all in his hands. Thanks so much for your prayers.