Let no hopeless tears be shed

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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

Littledale, Richard Frederick, LL.D., D.C.L., son of John Richard Littledale, merchant, was born at Dublin on the 14th of Sept, 1833, and was educated at Bective House Seminary, and Trinity College, Dublin. His University course was distinguished. In 1852 he became a University Scholar; in 1854 he was first class in Classics and gold medallist; in 1856 he won the Berkeley gold medal (for Greek), and other honours. He graduated B.A., 1855, M.A., 1858, LL.D., 1862, and D.C.L. at Oxford, 1862. Taking Holy Orders in 1856, he was Curate of St. Matthew's, in Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, from 1856 to 1857, and of St. Mary the Virgin, Soho, London, from 1857 to 1861. Through ill-health he retired from parochial work in 1861, and devoted himself to liter… 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

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