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THE Death of MOSES,

Deut. xxxii. 49, 50. and xxxiv. 5, 6.

OR THE Enjoyment of GOD Worth Dying for.

I.
1 LORD, 'tis an Infinite Delight
2 To see thy Lovely Face,
3 To dwell whole Ages in thy Sight
4 And feel thy Kind Embrace.
II.
5 This Gabriel knows; and Sings thy Name
6 With his Immortal Tongue;
7 Moses the Saint Enjoys the same,
8 And Loud repeats the Song.
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III.
9 All the bright Nation sounds thy Praise
10 From the Eternal Hills,
11 While the Sweet Odour of thy Grace
12 The Heavenly Region fills.
IV.
13 Thy Charming Looks and Shining Power
14 Spread Life and Joy abroad:
15 O 'tis a Heaven worth dying for
16 To see a Smiling God.
V.
17 Shew me thy Face, and I'll away
18 From all Inferiour Things;
19 Speak, Lord, and here I quit my Clay,
20 And stretch mine Airy Wings.
VI.
21 'Twas a Sweet Journey to the Sky
22 The wondrous Prophet try'd,
23 "Climb up the Mount, says God, and Dye,
24 The Prophet Climb'd and Dy'd.
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VII.
25 Softly his fainting Head he lay
26 Upon his Maker's Breast,
27 His Maker Kiss'd his Soul away,
28 And laid his Flesh to rest.
VIII.
29 In God's own Arms he left the Breath
30 That God's own Spirit gave;
31 His was the Noblest Road to Death,
32 And his the Sweetest Grave.

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    Title (in Source Edition): THE Death of MOSES, Deut. xxxii. 49, 50. and xxxiv. 5, 6.
    Author: Isaac Watts
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    Horæ lyricæ: Poems, chiefly of the lyric kind. In two books. ... By I. Watts. London: Printed by S. and D. Bridge, for John Lawrence at the Sign of the Angel in the Poultrey. MDCCVI., 1706, pp. 97-99. [20],267,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T82397; OTA K067329.000) (Page images digitized by Internet Archive from a copy in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.)

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