Farewell, brother, deep and lowly

Farewell, brother, deep and lowly

Author: Edmund H. Sears
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Farewell, brother! deep and lowly,
Rest thee on thy bed of clay;
Kindred spirits, angels holy,
Bore thy heavenward soul away.

2 Sad we gave thee to the number,
Laid in yonder icy halls;
And shove thy peaceful slumber,
Many a shower of sorrow falls.

3 Hear our prayer, O God of glory,
Lowly breathed in sorrow's song;
Bleeding hearts He bare before thee,
Come, in holy trust made strong!

4 Hark! a voice moves nearer, stronger,
From the shadowy land we dread;
Mortals! mortals! seek no longer,
Those that live among the dead."

5 Farewell, brother! soon we'll meet thee,
Where no cloud of sorrow rolls;
For glad tidings float, how sweetly,
From the glorious land of souls.

6 Death's cold gloom now parts asunder,
Lo! the folding shades are gone;
Mourner, upward! yonder, yonder!
God's broad day comes pouring on.

Source: Kind Words: a new collection of hymns and tunes for sunday schools and the social circle #17

Author: Edmund H. Sears

Edmund Hamilton Sears was born in Berkshire [County], Massachusetts, in 1810; graduated at Union College, Schenectady, in 1834, and at the Theological School of Harvard University, in 1837. He became pastor of the Unitarian Society in Wayland, Mass., in 1838; removed to Lancaster in 1840; but on account of ill health was obliged to retire from the active duties of the ministry in 1847; since then, residing in Wayland, he devoted himself to literature. He has published several works. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Farewell, brother, deep and lowly
Author: Edmund H. Sears
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d136

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Hymns for Schools and Families #d126

Kind Words #d21

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The Christian Harmony #d86

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