O not when the death prayer is said

O not when the death prayer is said

Author: John Wilson
Published in 9 hymnals

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O, not when the death-prayer is said,
The life of life departs;
The body in the grave is laid,
Its beauty in our hearts.

At holy midnight, voices sweet,
Like fragrance, fill the room;
And happy ghosts, with noiseless feet,
Come brightening through the gloom.

We know who sends the visions bright,
From whose dear side they came;
We veil our eyes before Thy light,
We bless our Father’s name!

This frame, O God, this feeble breath,
Thy hand may soon destroy;
We think of Thee, and feel in death
A deep and holy joy.

Dim is the light of vanished years
In glory yet to come;
O idle grief, O foolish tears,
When Jesus calls us home!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #343

Author: John Wilson

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Author: John Wilson

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #343

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #343

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #714

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #777

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #777

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Hymns of the Church Universal #502

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Hymns of the Spirit #624

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