605. Asleep in Jesus! Blessed Sleep

1 Asleep in Jesus! Blessed sleep,
From which none ever wakes to weep,
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes.

2 Asleep in Jesus! Oh, how sweet
To be for such a slumber meet,
With holy confidence to sing
That death has lost his venomed sting!

3 Asleep in Jesus! Peaceful rest,
Whose waking is supremely blest;
No fear, no woe, shall dim that hour
That manifests the Savior's pow'r.

4 Asleep in Jesus! Oh, for me
May such a blissful refuge be!
Securely shall my ashes lie
And wait the summons from on high.

Text Information
First Line: Asleep in Jesus! Blessed sleep
Title: Asleep in Jesus! Blessed Sleep
Author: Margaret Mackay, 1802-87
Meter: LM
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Death and Burial
Tune Information
Name: REST
Composer: William B. Bradbury, 1816-68
Meter: LM
Key: C Major

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