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Delmenhorst. L.M.

An E minor fuging tune in 4/4 time. Composed 2013.

Text from Isaac Watts, 1719.

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Description

Written for the Sacred Harp singers in Bremen, Germany, and named for the location of their 2013 All-Day Singing.

Text

Why should we start and fear to die?
What tim'rous worms we mortals are!
Death is the gate to endless joy,
And yet we dread to enter there.

O, if my Lord would come and meet,
My soul should stretch her wings in haste,
Fly fearless through death's iron gate,
Nor feel the terrors as she passed.