244a. Asleep in Jesus! blessèd sleep

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.


Text Information
First Line: Asleep in Jesus! blessèd sleep
Title: Asleep in Jesus! blessèd sleep
Author: Margaret Mackay (1832)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1894
Topic: Burial of the Dead
Notes: Tune name in index: MEMORIAM; In Memoriam. W. H. Walter, Mus. Doc.
Tune Information
Name: [Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep]
Composer: Faustina Hasse Hodges
Meter: L.M.

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