From his low bed of mortal dust

From his low bed of mortal dust

Author: William Bengo Collyer
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 From his low bed of mortal dust,
Escap'd the prison of his clay,
The new inhabitant of bliss
To heav'n directs his wond'rous way.

2 Ye fields, that witness'd once his tears,
Ye winds, that wafted oft his sighs,
Ye mountains, where he breath'd his pray'rs,
When sorrow's shadows veil'd his eyes;

3 No more the weary pilgrim mourns,
No more affliction wrings his heart;
Th'unfetter'd soul to God returns--
Forever he and anguish part!

4 Receive, O earth, his faded form,
In thy cold bosom let it lie;
Safe let it rest from ev'ry storm--
Soon must it rise, no more to die!



Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #381

Author: William Bengo Collyer

William Bengo Collyer was born at Blackheath Hill, in 1782, and studied at Homerton College. Before completing his twentieth year he became pastor of a Congregational society at Peckham, continuing in that position through his life. He died in 1854. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1808. For many years he was one of the most popular Dissenting ministers in London. He published many hymns and some works on theology. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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Author: William Bengo Collyer

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #381

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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #450

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #717

The Christian Hymn Book #d176

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d178

Village Hymns #d159

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #566

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