|Text:||Asleep in Jesus! blessèd sleep|
|Tune:||[Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep]|
|Composer:||Faustina Hasse Hodges|
1 Asleep in Jesus! blessèd sleep,
From which none ever wakes to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes.
2 Asleep in Jesus! Oh, how sweet
To be for such a slumber meet;
With holy confidence to sing
That death hath lost its painful sting.
3 Asleep in Jesus! peaceful rest,
Whose waking is supremely blest;
No fear, no woe, shall dim that hour
That manifests the Saviour's power.
4 Asleep in Jesus! Oh, for me
May such a blissful refuge be!
Securely shall my ashes lie,
Waiting the summons from on high.
5 Asleep in Jesus! far from thee
Thy kindred and their graves may be;
But there is still a blessèd sleep,
From which none ever wakes to weep.
|First Line:||Asleep in Jesus! blessèd sleep|
|Title:||Asleep in Jesus! blessèd sleep|
|Author:||Margaret Mackay (1832)|
|Topic:||Burial of the Dead|
|Notes:||Tune name in index: MEMORIAM; In Memoriam. W. H. Walter, Mus. Doc.|