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