607. How Blest Are They

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1 How blest are they who trust in Christ
When we and those we love must part.
We yield them up, for go we must,
But do not lose them from our heart.

2 In ripened age, their harvest reaped,
Or gone from us in youth or prime,
In Christ they have eternal life,
Released from all the bonds of time.

3 In Christ, who tasted death for us,
We rise above our natural grief
And witness to a stricken world
The strength and splendor of belief.

Text Information
First Line: How blest are they who trust in Christ
Title: How Blest Are They
Author: Fred Pratt Green, b. 1903
Publication Date: 1993
Meter: LM
Topic: Death and Burial
Copyright: Text: © 1972 by the Hymn Society, admin. by Hope Publishing. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Musicalisch Hand-Buch der Geistlichen Melodien, Hamburg, 1690, alt.
Notes: Alternate settings: 89, 133

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