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Gone to Bloom Above

A gentle hand unseen by us

Author: D. S. Warner
Tune: [A gentle hand unseen by us] (Teasley)
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A gentle hand unseen by us
Has plucked our tender bud;
By this alone our grief is blest—
It was the hand of God.

Refrain:
O gentle one, we miss thee here,
Sweet form we love so well;
But in our Father’s better care,
We know the child is well.

2 In all our hearts He planted deep
This precious little one;
As forth He takes His own, we weep,
But say, “Thy will be done.” [Refrain]

3 No care was lavished here in vain
Upon this plant of love;
Though soon removed, ’twill bloom again
In sweeter form above. [Refrain]

4 Would not our grief forever flow
Upon thy silent tomb,
Did not our hearts this comfort know—
We soon to thee shall come. [Refrain]

5 Dear Jesus, Thou hast died for us,
And for our darling, too;
We trust Thee in each providence,
Thy love is ever true. [Refrain]

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A gentle hand unseen by us
Title: Gone to Bloom Above
Author: D. S. Warner
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O gentle one, we miss thee here

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