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Text:It Is Not Death to Die
Author:H. A. César Malan
Translator (into English):George W. Bethune
Translator (into German):Albert Knapp
Composer:Frederick A. G. Ouseley

602. It Is Not Death to Die

1 It is not death to die,
To leave this weary road,
And midst the brotherhood on high
To be at home with God.

2 It is not death to close
The eye long dimmed by tears
And wake in glorious repose
To spend eternal years.

3 It is not death to bear
The wrench that sets us free
From dungeon chain, to breathe the air
Of boundless liberty.

4 It is not death to fling
Aside this sinful dust
And rise, on strong, exulting wing
To live among the just.

5 Jesus, Thou Prince of Life,
Thy chosen cannot die:
Like Thee, they conquer in the strife
To reign with Thee on high.


Text Information
First Line: It is not death to die
Title: It Is Not Death to Die
French Title: Non ce n'est pas mourir
Translator (into English): George W. Bethune (1847)
Author: H. A. César Malan (1832, ab. )
Translator (into German): Albert Knapp (1836)
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Last Things: Death and Burial
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick A. G. Ouseley (1861)
Meter: S.M.
Key: f♯ minor

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