Let no hopeless tears be shed

Representative Text

1 Let no hopeless tears be shed,
Holy is this narrow bead.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

2 Death eternal life bestows,
Open heaven's portal throws.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

3 And no peril waits at last,
Him who now away hath past.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

4 Not salvation hardly won,
Not the meed for race well run:
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

5 But the pity of the Lord,
Give His child a full reward;
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

6 Grants the prize without the course,
Crowns, without the battle's force.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

7 Christ, when this sad life is done,
Join to us Thy little one.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

8 And in Thy own tender love,
Bring us to the ranks above.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

Amen.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Translator: Richard Frederick Littledale

Richard Frederick Littledale (b. Dublin, 1883; d. London, 1890) entered Trinity College, Dublin, as a foundation scholar, graduated with a bachelors degree in classics, a Masters of Divinity in 1858, then a Bachelors and Doctorate in Civil Law at Oxford in 1862. From 1856 to 1857 he was the curate of St. Matthew in Thorpe Hamlet, Norfolk, and from 1857 to 1861 was the curate of St. Mary the Virgin, in Soho, London. For the remainder of his life he suffered from chronic illness and spent most of his time writing. He authored many books and pamphlets on Anglican liturgy, theology, and the church’s engagement with society, and completed his good friend John Mason Neale’s work on the psalms after Neale died in 1866. Laura de Jong… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let no hopeless tears be shed
Author: Anonymous
Translator: Richard Frederick Littledale (1865)
Meter: 7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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