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588. Go and let my grave be made

1 Go and let my grave be made--
Tired and weary now with straying,
Farewell to the earth I've said,
Heaven's call to peace obeying:
Calls me now the happy rest
Of the angels eve blest.

2 Therefore, earth, farewell I say,
False the hopes from thee we borrow!
Let me now in peace away--
E'en thy very joy is sorrow;
Fleeting is thy beauty's glow,
Vain deceit and empty show!

3 Fare ye well, beloved friends!
Ye whose tears so fast are flowing;
God for all will make amends,
For our griefs are His bestowing:
Mourn not joys that ne'er endure,
Heavenly joys alone are sure.

4 Weep not--lo! my Savior there,
Mercy to my soul revealing;
I, too, have obtained a share
In His heart's deep wounds so healing,
Whence the holy fountain streamed
Which this sinful world redeemed.

5 Weep not--my Redeemer lives--
High above dark earth ascending,
Hope her heavenly comfort gives;
Faith stands by, her shield extending;
Love eternal whispers near,
"Child of God, no longer fear."

Text Information
First Line: Go and let my grave be made
Author: E. M. Arndt (1818)
Meter: 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 7.
Publication Date: 1913
Topic: The Last Things: Burial and Resurrection; The Last Things: Burial and Ressurection; Resurrection
Tune Information
Name: [Go and let my grave be made]
Meter: 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 7.
Key: D Major
Source: Swedish

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