1 Blest is the mem'ry of the just,
And sweet their slumbers in the dust!
Though lost; long lost to mortal eye,
Their well-earn'd fame shall never die.
2 In life's fair book the Patriarchs live;
Prophets and saints instruction give:
Though dead, they speak the truth divine,
And in example brightly shine.
3 My soul, these ancient heroes view;
Their faith, their love, their zeal pursue.
Warm'd by each word, and glorious deed,
In the same blessed path proceed.
4 O may I in their triumphs share,
When the great Savior shall appear,
to raise them up to high renown
And give them an immortal crown!
Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #385
|Instances (1 - 8 of 8)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #628||Blest is the mem'ry of the just||1834|
|A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #385||Faith of the Ancients||Blest is the mem'ry of the just||L. M.||Hebrews 11:33-34||1845||Consummation of Things | Death|
|A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #290||Blest is the memory of the just||Needham||1825|
|A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #290||Blest is the memory of the just||Needham||L. M.||1810|
|A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #64||Blest is the memory of the just||John Needham, d. c. 1786||1831|
|Additional Hymns to the Collection of Hymns for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #628||Blest is the mem'ry of the just||1835|
|Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #225||Faith of the ancients||Blest is the memory of the just||L. M.||1834||Faith ||
|The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d68||Blest is the memory of the just||John Needham, d. c. 1786||1877|