I Know of a Sleep in Jesus' Name

I know of a sleep in Jesus' name, A rest from all toil and sorrow

Author: M. B. Landstad
Tune: DEN SIGNEDE DAG
Published in 15 hymnals

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1 I know of a sleep in Jesus' name,
a rest from all toil and sorrow;
earth folds in her arms my weary frame
and shelters it till the morrow.
My soul is at home with God in heav'n;
my sorrows are past and over.

2 I know of a morning, bright and fair
when tidings of joy shall wake us,
when songs from on high shall fill the air
and God to his glory take us,
when Jesus shall bid us rise from sleep;
how joyous that hour of waking!

3 God's Son to our graves then takes his way,
his voice hear all tribes and nations.
The trumpet of God will sound the day
and shake all the earth's foundations.
He calls out aloud: "O dead, come forth!"
In glory we rise to meet him.

4 O Jesus, draw near my dying bed
and take me into your keeping
and say when my spirit hence is fled,
"This child is not dead, but sleeping."
And leave me not, Savior, till I rise
to praise you in life eternal.

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #846

Author: M. B. Landstad

Magnus Brostrup Landstad (born 7 October 1802 in Måsøy, Norway and died 8 October 1880 in Kristiania) was a Norwegian minister, psalmist and poet who published the first collection of authentic Norwegian traditional ballads in 1853. This work was criticized for unscientific methods, but today it is commonly accepted that he contributed significantly to the preservation of the traditional ballads. Landstad lived with his father Hans Landstad (1771–1838) who was also a minister, first in 1806 to Øksnes, to Vinje in 1811 and to Seljord in 1819. He took a theological degree (cand. theol) in 1827, and worked after that as the resident chaplain in Gausdal for six years. After that he worked in different parishes in Telemark, Østfold befo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I know of a sleep in Jesus' name, A rest from all toil and sorrow
Title: I Know of a Sleep in Jesus' Name
Norwegian Title: Jeg ved mig en Søvn i Jesu Navn
Author: M. B. Landstad
Meter: 9.8.9.8.9.8
Source: Tr.: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1913
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Ambassador Hymnal #604

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Christian Worship #211

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Christian Worship #846

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #525

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