If it die, oh, hear the message

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“If it die,” oh, hear the message
  Falling from thy Lord,
“If it die,” much fruit it beareth,
  ’Tis thy Savior’s word.
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Would’st thou see life work in others,
  Thou thyself must die.
Fall into the ground, be buried,
  Low in darkness lie.
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But He leaves thee not in darkness,
  Light shall greet thine eyes,
And in glad new life and glory
  He shall bid thee rise.
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Dost thou crave to tread the pathway
  And His life to share?
As thou passest thru death’s gateway
  He will meet thee there.
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Thou shalt learn the blessed secret,
  He shall live that dies;
From a life poured out in secret
  Shall a harvest rise.