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Hear what the voice from heaven declares, To those in Christ who die

Hear what the voice from heaven declares, To those in Christ who die

Tune: CONSOLATION (Holyoke)
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Hear what the voice from heaven declares
To those in Christ who die:
Released from all their earthly cares,
They'll reign with Him on high.

2 Then why lament departed friends,
Or shake at death's alarms?
Death's but the servant Jesus sends
to call us to His arms.

3 If sin be pardon'd, we're secure,
Death hath no sting beside;
The law gave sin its strength and power,
But Christ, our Ransom, died.

4 The grave of all His saints He bless'd,
When in the grave He lay:
and, rising thence, their hopes He raised
To everlasting day.

5 Then joyfully, while life we have,
To Christ, our Life, we'll sing,
"Where is thy victory, O grave?
And where, O death, they sting?"

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Text Information

First Line: Hear what the voice from heaven declares, To those in Christ who die
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Publication Date: 1871
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Harmonia Americana #50

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Hymnal #259

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Hymnal #259

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #124

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Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre #H124

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The Hymnal #259

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