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Mournfully, tenderly, bear on the dead

Mournfully, tenderly, bear on the dead

Author: Henry Stevenson Washburn
Tune: THE BURIAL OF MRS. JUDSON
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Mournfully, tenderly, bear on the dead,
Where the warrior has lain, let the Christian be laid;
No place more befitting O Rock of the sea!
Never such treasure was hidden in thee.
Never such treasure was hidden in thee.

2 Mournfully, tenderly, solemn and slow,
Tears are bedewing the path as we go;
Kindred and strangers are mourners to-day,
Gently, so gently, O! bear her away.

3 Mournfully, tenderly, gaze on that brow,
Beautiful is it in quietude now:
One look! and then settle the loved to her rest,
The ocean beneath her, the turf on her breast.

4 So have ye buried her up! and depart,
To life and to duty with undismayed heart:
Fear not for the love of the stranger will keep,
The casket that lies in the Rock of the deep.

5 Peace to thy bosom, thou servant of God!
The vale thou art treading, before, thou hast trod:
Precious dust thou hast laid by the Hopia tree,
And treasure as precious in the Rock of the sea!

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1413

Author: Henry Stevenson Washburn

Washburn, Henry S., was born at Providence, Rhode Island, June 10, 1813; spent his boyhood at Kingston, Massachusetts, and was educated at Worcester and Brown University. Subsequently he was a manufacturer at Worcester and Boston. Since 1875 he has been the President of the Union Mutual Life Insurance Co. Mr. Washburn has held some prominent posts, and has been active in public matters. He has written various hymns and songs, the best known of which is:— Let every heart rejoice and sing . National Hymn. This "was written for a celebration in Faneuil Hall, Boston, July 4, 1842, and sung by the Sunday School Children of the city." It was set to music by Garcia, and often subsequently used at home and abroad. The author altered it for The… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Mournfully, tenderly, bear on the dead
Author: Henry Stevenson Washburn
Copyright: Public Domain

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #T47

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #337

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d696

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The American Vocalist #301

The Golden Harp #d78

The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d150

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1413

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