480. Now Hush Your Cries

1 Now hush your cries and shed no tear,
On such death none should look with fear;
A faithful Christian now has won,
And with this death true life's begun.

2 These bones, now dead, again shall fell
New warmth and vigour through them steal;
And reunited they shall soar
On high to live forevermore.

3 The buried grain of wheat must die,
And long in withered state must lie,
Yet springs to light all sweet and fair,
Its proper fruit at last to bear.

4 E'en so this body, made of dust,
To earth we once again entrust,
Where it shall slumber free from pain
Till from the dead it rise again.

5 God breathed into this house of clay
The spirit that hath passed away;
The righteous mind, the noble heart,
The living faith did Christ impart.

6 Ah! would that promised day were here
When Christ will once again appear
And bring them to their heav'nly home
Who have been buried in the tomb.

Text Information
First Line: Now hush your cries and shed no tear
Title: Now Hush Your Cries
German Title: Hört auf mit Trauern und Klagen
Author: N. Herman, c. 1480-1561
Translator: C. Winkworth, 1827-78
Author (st. 5): Unknown (1575)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: LM
Topic: Death and Burial; Trinity 16
Language: English
Notes: Hymn text, suggested tune HAMBURG
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