12064. Oh Weep Not O'er Thy Children's Tomb

1 Oh weep not o’er thy children’s tomb,
Oh Rachel, weep not so!
The bud is cropped by martyrdom,
The flower in Heav’n shall blow! *

2 Firstlings of faith! the murderer’s knife
Has missed its deadliest aim:
The God for whom they gave their life,
For them to suffer came!

3 Though feeble were their days and few,
Baptized in blood and pain,
He knows them, whom they never knew,
And they shall live again.

4 Then weep not o’er thy children’s tomb,
Oh Rachel, weep not so!
The bud is cropped by martyrdom,
The flower in Heav’n shall blow! *

* If desired, substitute
The flower in Heav’n shall grow

Text Information
First Line: Oh weep not o’er thy children’s tomb
Title: Oh Weep Not O'er Thy Children's Tomb
Author: Reginald Heber, 1783-1826
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Published posthumously in Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year (London: J. Murray, 1827)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: HEREFORD by Frederick A. Gore-Ouseley
Tune Information
Name: CLAUDIUS
Composer: Arthur Henry Mann (1905)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain



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