Scripture Verse

It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. Hebrews 9:27

Introduction

Words: Hodg­es Reed, in The An­ni­ver­sa­ry and Sun­day School Mu­sic Book No. 1-5, ed­it­ed by Hor­ace Wa­ters (New York: Hor­ace Wa­ters, 1858).

Music: Şir­nak John W. Dad­mun (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Reed (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
John W. Dadmun
1819–1890

Lyrics

Is it true that I must lie
In the grave­yard by and by,
And with oth­ers gone be­fore
Sleep till time shall be no more?
Is it true—Oh, is it true?

Is it true, as ma­ny say,
Life is just a pass­ing day,
And that Heav’n is lost or won
Ere this fleet­ing day has flown?
Is it true—Oh, is it true?

Is it true that on the cross
Jesus bled and died for us,
And, while hang­ing on the tree,
Upward sent a pray­er for me?
Is it true—Oh, is it true?

Is it true that all death’s slain
Will arise and live again,
And to final judg­ment go,
Some for bliss and some for woe?
Is it true—Oh, is it true?