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Lord, rest the child, cut off at morning hour

Lord, rest the child, cut off at morning hour

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Lord, rest the child, cut off at morning hour;
Crushed as a bud before it came to flower;
Gone as a star that lent its feeble ray,
Ere yet the morn had brightened into day.

Lord, rest the child. No bliss on earth was thine;
Drink now the pleasures of the life divine;
Here streams that gladden, when the sun is high,
Shrink in their channels 'neath a burning sky.

Lord, rest the child. Within the heavenly place,
Thine angel ever sees the Father's face;
Thine is the kingdom, and to claim His own,
Christ left the glory of a kingly throne.

Lord, rest the child. We will not weep for thee,
Death is not death to those with Christ that be;
Mourn we with weeping, that the sin is ours,
To blight the beauty of earth's fairest flowers.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, rest the child, cut off at morning hour
Translator: John Brownlie
Source: From the Office of the Burial of a Child
Language: English
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