1 Brief life is here our portion,
Brief sorrow, short-lived care;
The life that knows no ending,
The tearless life is there.
2 O happy retribution,
Short toil, eternal rest;
For mortals and for sinners
A mansion with the blest.
3 There grief is turned to pleasure,
Such pleasure as below
No human voice can utter,
No human heart can know.
4 But he whom now we trust in
Shall then be seen and known,
And they that know and see him,
Shall have him for their own.
5 The morning shall awaken,
The shadows shall decay,
And each true-hearted servant
Shall shine as doth the day.
6 Then all the halls of Sion
For ay shall be complete,
And in the Land of Beauty,
All things of beauty meet.
Source: The New English Hymnal #326a
|First Line:||Brief life is here our portion|
|Latin Title:||Hic breve vivitur|
|Author:||Bernard of Cluny (1145)|
|Translator:||J. M. Neale (1858)|
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #671||Brief life is here our portion||Brief life is here our portion||J. M. Neale; Bernard of Cluny||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #625||Brief Life Is Here Our Portion||Brief life is here our portion||ST. ALPHEGE||Bernard of Morlaix; John M. Neale||76.76||<cite>Rhythm of Bernard of Morlaix, Monk of Cluny</cite>, 1858|
|The New English Hymnal #326a||Brief life is here our portion||Brief life is here our portion||DEVONSHIRE||Bernard of Cluny, 12th century; J. M. Neale, 1818-66||76 76||1986||Sickness and Health | Funerals and the Departed|
|The New English Hymnal #326b||Brief life is here our portion||Brief life is here our portion||ST ALPEGE||Bernard of Cluny, 12th century; J. M. Neale, 1818-66||76 76||1986||Sickness and Health | Funerals and the Departed|