No more, on earth no more

No more, on earth no more

Author: William Gaskell
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“No more, on earth no more,
Shall beam for us that eye;
Closed in a strange forgetfulness
Forever it must lie.

“No more, on earth no more,
Shall we behold that face;
Within the mournful halls of death
Must be its dwelling-place.

“No more, on earth no more,
Shall those dear lips be heard;
Cold silence there hath fixed its seal,
Breathed is their latest word.”

’Tis so fond Nature mourns
Affection’s broken ties;
But Faith stands forth, she points on high,
Serenely she replies:—

“No more, in heaven no more,
That eye is dim with tears;
But bright, and brighter still, the scene
Before its view appears.

“No more, in heaven no more,
That face a shadow bears;
But looks of light, born of a bliss
Unknown to earth, it wears.

“No more, in heaven no more,
That voice is faint with pain;
It mingles with angelic bands,
In their enraptured strain.

“No more, in heaven no more,
The parting grief is known;
But love has all eternity
To look through as its own.”



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #352

Author: William Gaskell

Gaskell, William, M.A., son of Mr. William Gaskell, was born at Latchford (a suburb of Warrington, on the Cheshire side of the Mersey), 24 July, 1805. He was educated at Manchester New College and at the University of Glasgow, where he graduated M.A. in 1825. In 1828 he became co-pastor with the Rev. J. G. Robberds at Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester, a position he held until his death. Mr. Gaskell was a man of cultivated mind and considerable literary ability. His publications include Lectures on the Lancashire Dialect, 1853, a small volume of Temperance Rhymes, 1839, and various theological works. In 1832 he married Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson, who afterwards attained celebrity as the authoress of Mary Barton, and of other popul… Go to person page >

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