Gone to the Grave Is Our Loved One

Gone to the grave is our loved one

Author: Robert Lowry
Tune: [Gone to the grave is our loved one]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Gone to the grave is our loved one,
Gone thro’ the night of gloom;
Lowly we bend over our friend
Now borne away to the tomb.

They are going down the valley,
The deep, dark valley;
We’ll see their faces never more,
Till we pass down the valley,
The dark, death valley,
And meet them on the other shore.

2 Oft we have mingled together,
Sometimes with prayer and song;
Now when we meet, this one we greet
Never again in our throng. [Chorus]

3 Sweetly the from will be sleeping
Under the cypress shade;
Sad though we be, fondly will we
Cherish the name of the dead. [Chorus]

4 Down in the valley they’re going,
Down to the other shore;
But with the blest, ever at rest,
Weeping will come never more. [Chorus]

Source: Gems of Song: for the Sunday School #230

Author: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at West Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gone to the grave is our loved one
Title: Gone to the Grave Is Our Loved One
Author: Robert Lowry
Language: English
Refrain First Line: They are going down the valley
Copyright: Public Domain



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