603. Giver of Life, Where'er They Be

1 Giver of life, where’er they be,
safe in thine own eternity,
now live your children gloriously.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

2 All souls you call, both here and there,
do rest within your sheltering care;
one providence alike they share:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

3 Your word is true, your ways are just;
above the chanted “Dust to dust”
shall rise our song of grateful trust:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

4 Happy are they in God who rest,
no more by fear and doubt oppressed;
living or dying, they are blessed:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Giver of life, where'er they be
Title: Giver of Life, Where'er They Be
Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer (1888. alt.)
Meter: 8.8.8. with alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Eternal Life; God: Strength and Refuge of; Rest (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Melchior Vulpius (1609)
Meter: 8.8.8. with alleluias
Key: C Major

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