10408. When Downward To The Darksome Tomb

1 When downward to the darksome tomb
I thoughtful turn my eyes,
Frail nature trembles at the gloom,
And anxious fears arise.

2 Why shrinks my soul? In death’s embrace
Once Jesus captive slept;
And angels, hovering o’er the place,
His lowly pillow kept.

3 Thus shall they guard my sleeping dust,
And, as the Savior rose,
The grave again shall yield her trust,
And end my deep repose.

4 My Lord, before to glory gone,
Shall bid me come away;
And calm and bright shall break the dawn
Of Heaven’s eternal day.

Then let my faith each fear dispel,
And gild with light the grave;
To Him my loftiest praises swell,
Who died from death to save.

Text Information
First Line: When downward to the darksome tomb
Title: When Downward To The Darksome Tomb
Author: Ray Palmer (1842)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Palmer wrote these words in Bath, Maine
Tune Information
Name: SHARON
Composer: Thomas Wallhead (1877)
Meter: CM
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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