Author: Edgar A. Bowring Hymnal: Laudes Domini #581 (1888) Topics: Asleep in Jesus First Line: When my last hour is close at hand Lyrics: 1 When my last hour is close at hand,
My last and journey taken,
Do thou, Lord Jesus! by me stand;
Let me not be forsaken:
O Lord! my spirit I resign
Into thy loving hands divine;
'Tis safe within thy keeping.
2 Countless as sands upon the shore,
My sins may then appall me;
Yet, though my conscience vex me sore,
Despair shall not enthrall me;
For as I draw my latest breath,
I'll think, Lord Christ! upon thy death;
And there find consolation.
3 I shall not in the grave remain,
Since thou death's bonds hast severed:
By hope with thee to rise again,
From fear of death delivered,
I'll come to thee, where'er thou art,--
Live with thee, from thee never part;
Therefore I die in rapture.
4 And so to Jesus Christ I'll go,
My longing arms extending;
So fall asleep in slumber deep,
Slumber that knows no ending;
Till Jesus Christ, God's only Son,
Opens the gates of bliss, leads on
To heaven, to life eternal. Scripture: Numbers 23:10 Languages: English Tune Title: JUDGMENT
"Into thine hand"