1376. Sorrowful mourner, silently weep

1 Sorrowful mourner, silently weep;
Weep for thy loved one sleeps her last sleep.
Gaze on the form where beauty once bloomed;
Now in the dust it must be entombed.

Refrain:
Sorrowful mourner, silently weep;
Weep for thy loved one sleeps her last sleep.

2 Bear her away, friends, to her last home;
Peacefully lay her down in the tomb.
Lightly, tread lightly, round the low bed;
Sweetly now sleeps the beautiful dead.

Refrain:
Sorrowful mourner, silently weep;
Weep for thy loved one sleeps her last sleep.

3 Beautiful song-birds, sing round her grave;
Gently ye pine boughs, over her wave;
Blow, ye soft breezes, sweet breath of spring;
Musical rill, your requiem sing.

Refrain:
Soon shall we meet her, weeping no more,
Meet her upon yon beautiful shore.

Text Information
First Line: Sorrowful mourner, silently weep
Author: E. C. R.
Refrain First Line: Sorrowful mourner, silently weep
Publication Date: 1886
Scripture:
Topic: Bible Songs: Funeral Occasions
Tune Information
Name: SHE SLEEPS HER LAST SLEEP
Composer: E. C. Riggs
Key: A Major



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