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Hark! from the tombs a doleful sound
My ears, attend the cry
"Ye living men, come view the ground
Where you must shortly lie."
"Princes, this clay must be your bed
In spite of all your towers
The tall, the wise, the rev'rend head
Must lie as low as ours!"
Great God! is this our certain doom?
And are we still secure?
Still walking downward to our tomb
And yet prepare no more?
Grant us the powers of quick'ning grace
To fit our souls to fly
Then, when we drop this dying flesh
We'll rise above the sky.
The Gospel song, "Hark! From The Tombs A Doleful Sound" was written by Isaac Watts in 1707. This song was sung at the funeral of the first American President, George Washington.