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110. Not Dead, but Sleeping

1 “Lo, *she is not dead, but sleeping”—
Thus the blessed Master spake—
Why are all these tears of weeping?
We shall in His likeness wake.

Refrain:
Only sleeping, sweetly sleeping,
While the angels vigil keep;
Jesus gives to His beloved
Rest at last in peaceful sleep.

2 Just asleep, *her soul immortal,
Dwelling now beyond life’s woes,
Finds from care and pain and sorrow
Sweet and undisturbed repose. [Refrain]

3 As a dream when one awaketh,
As a tale when it is told;
Thus its flight the spirit taketh,
Dust returns to earthly mold. [Refrain]

4 Like the pearly drops of morning
Soaring upward toward the sun,
Thus our spirits are returning
To their Maker, one by one. [Refrain]

5 Death no dreaded sting containeth,
For the soul, in Jesus blest,
O’er the grave a vict’ry gaineth—
He who finds this heav’nly rest. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: "Lo, *she is not dead, but sleeping"&#8212
Title: Not Dead, but Sleeping
Author: Clara M. Brooks (1911)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Scripture: Luke 8:52
Source: The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (262); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Not_Dead_but_Sleeping); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (374)
Refrain First Line: Only sleeping, sweetly sleeping
Tune Information
Name: [Lo, she is not dead, but sleeping]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1911)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Key: D♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Not_Dead_but_Sleeping); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (374); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (262)






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