1 Happy soul, thy days are ended,
All thy mourning days below;
Go, by angel guards attended,
To the sight of Jesus go!
2 Waiting to receive thy spirit,
Lo! the Saviour stands above,
Shows the purchase of his merit,
Reaches out the crown of love.
3 Struggle through thy latest passion
To thy dear Redeemer's breast,
To his uttermost salvation,
To his everlasting rest.
4 For the joy he sets before thee,
Bear a momentary pain;
Die, to live the life of glory;
Suffer, with thy Lord to reign.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #892
Happy soul, thy days are ended [ending]. G. Wesley. [For the Dying.] Appeared in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, in 2 stanzas of 8 lines, and headed, "For one departing" (Poetical Works, 1868-70, vol. v. p. 216). In 1830 it was given in the Supplement to the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 725, and repeated in the revised edition, 1875, No. 922. It is also given in several collections in Great Britain and America. In some of these the opening line reads: "Happy soul, thy days are ending."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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