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By Jesus' grave, on either hand

By Jesus' grave, on either hand

Author: I. Gregory Smith
Published in 16 hymnals

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1. By Jesus’ grave on either hand,
While night is brooding o’er the land,
The sad and silent mourners stand.

2. At last the weary life is o’er,
The agony and conflict sore
Of Him who all our sufferings bore.

3. Deep in the rock’s sepulchral shade
The Lord, by whom the worlds were made,
The Savior of mankind, is laid.

4. O hearts bereaved and sore distressed,
Here is for you a place of rest;
Here leave your grief on Jesus’ breast.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #533

Author: I. Gregory Smith

Smith, Isaac Gregory, M.A., son of Rev. Jeremiah Smith, B.D., was born at Manchester, Nov. 21, 1826, and educated at Rugby and Trinity, Oxford, where he held both the Hertford (1846), and Ireland (1847) scholarships, B.A. 2nd cl. Lit. Sum. 1849. Taking holy orders, he was preferred to the rectory of Tedstone-de-la-Mere, Hertfordshire, 1854; and the Vicarage of Great Malvern, 1872. From 1852 to 1855 he held a fellowship at Brasenose, Oxford, and was also Bampton Lecturer in 1873, his subject being The Characteristics of Christian Morality. In 1870 he became Prebendary of Pratum Minus in Hereford Cathedral, in 1882 Bural Dean of Powick, and examining Chaplain to the Bishop of St. David's, and in 1887 Hon. Canon of Worcester. Prebendary Smith… Go to person page >

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First Line: By Jesus' grave, on either hand
Author: I. Gregory Smith
Copyright: Public Domain



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