Brother, though from yonder sky

Brother, though from yonder sky

Author: James Henry Bancroft
Published in 50 hymnals

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Brother, though from yonder sky
Cometh neither voice nor cry,
Yet we know for thee to-day
Every pain hath passed away.

Not for thee shall tears be given,
Child of God, and heir of heaven;
For he gave thee sweet release;
Thine the Christian’s death of peace.

Well we know thy living faith
Had the power to conquer death;
As a living rose may bloom
By the border of the tomb.

Brother, in that solemn trust,
We commend thy dust to dust;
In that faith we wait, till, risen,
Thou shalt meet us all in heaven.

While we weep as Jesus wept,
Thou shalt sleep as Jesus slept;
Then with Jesus thou shalt rest,
Crowned, and glorified, and blest.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #405

Author: James Henry Bancroft

Bancroft, James Henry, born at Boston, 1819, graduated at Amherst College, 1839, and Andover, 1812. Ill health prevented his ordination as a Congregational minister. He died in Boston, Aug. 25,1844. His hymn— Brother, though from yonder sky. [Burial], was written in 1842, for the funeral of Dudley Leavitt, a classmate at Andover, who died there suddenly Jan., 7, 1842. It was given in The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of Baptist Churches, Boston, 1843, No. 1098, and has won considerable acceptance in America, but is unknown in England. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M. A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Brother, though from yonder sky
Author: James Henry Bancroft
Copyright: Public Domain

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Brother, though from yonder sky. [Burial], was written in 1842, for the funeral of Dudley Leavitt, a classmate at Andover, who died there suddenly Jan., 7, 1842. It was given in The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of Baptist Churches, Boston, 1843, No. 1098, and has won considerable acceptance in America, but is unknown in England. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M. A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #405

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