1 If death my friend and me divide,
thou dost not, Lord, my sorrow chide,
or frown my tears to see;
restrained from passionate excess,
thou bidst me mourn in calm distress
for them that rest in thee.
2 I feel a strong immortal hope,
which bears my mournful spirit up
beneath its mountain load;
redeemed from death, and grief, and pain,
I soon shall find my friend again
within the arms of God.
3 Pass a few fleeting moments more
and death the blessing shall restore
which death has snatched away;
for me thou wilt the summons send,
and give me back my parted friend
in that eternal day.
Source: The United Methodist Hymnal #656
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymnal: A Worship Book #608||If death my friend and me divide||If death my friend and me divide||CHAPEL||Charles Wesley||1992||<cite>Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture</cite>, 1762|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2767||If Death My Friend and Me Divide||If death my friend and me divide||CHAPEL ROYAL||Charles Wesley||88.68.86||<cite>Short Hymns</cite>, 1762|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #656||If Death My Friend and Me Divide||If death my friend and me divide||Charles Wesley||1989||The Sacraments and Rites of the Church | Funeral and Memorial Service; Christian Year | All Saints Day; Funerals and Memorial Services | ; Grief | ; Hope ||