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Blessed are they henceforth that die

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1 Blessed are they henceforth that die
Reclining on the Saviour's breast;
They cease from every care and sigh,
From all their labors they have rest.

2 No more they meet with cruel foes,
No more with anxious care oppressed:
They warred the conflict till life's close;
Their toil is o'er, they sweetly rest.

3 The living saints have yet to meet
And brave the tempter's utmost ire;
The grave will be a blest retreat
While earth is whelmed in troubles dire.

4 Thy righteous will be done, O God!
To meet the foe and overcome,
Or lay me down beneath the sod
To rest till thou shalt call me home.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #916

Author: Roswell F. Cottrell

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 17, 1814, Brookfield, New York. Died: March 22, 1892, Mill Grove, New York. Buried: West Ridgeway Cemetery, Me­di­na, New York. Cottrell was known as a writ­er, po­et and min­i­s­ter. A mem­ber of the Seventh-day Adventists, he served for a time on the ed­it­or­i­al com­mit­tee of The Re­view and Her­ald in Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan. As of 1857, he was liv­ing in Mill Grove, New York. Go to person page >

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First Line: Blessed are they henceforth that die
Author: Roswell F. Cottrell
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #916

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