So rest, my RestAuthor: Salamo Franck ; Translator: Richard Massie (1860); Translator: William Mercer (1861)
Published in 18 hymnals
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1 So rest, my Rest,
Thy grave with sinners making;
By Thy precious death from sin
My dead soul awaking.
2 After Thy strife,
Life of my life,
Thy fervent love hath driven
Thee into the cold, dark grave
Thst I might gain heaven.
3 Breath of all breath!
I know from death
Thou wilt my dust awaken;
Wherefore should I dread the grave
Or my faith be shaken?
4 To me the tomb
Shall be a room
Where I lie down on roses;
Who by faith hath conquered death
Sweetly there reposes.
5 Meantime I will
My Savior, still
Deep in my bosom lay Thee,
Ever musing on Thy death.
Leave me not, I pray Thee!
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #338
|First Line:||So rest, my Rest|
|Translator:||Richard Massie (1860)|
|Translator:||William Mercer (1861)|
|Notes:||Hymnals differ as to whether Massie or Mercer is to be credited with the translation, and there is also considerable variation in the spelling of the author's name.|
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #338||So Rest, My Rest||So rest, my Rest||S. Franck, 1659-1725; R. Massie, 1800-87||44 77 6||1996||Jesus, Our Redeemer ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #6232||So Rest-My Rest!||So rest-my Rest||O TRAURIGKEIT||Salomo Franck; Richard Massie||44.776||Translation in Mercer's <cite>Church Psalter and Hymn Book</cite>, 1857, number 93|