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O Short Was His Slumber

O short was His slumber; He woke from the dust

Author: Theron Brown, 1832-1914
Tune: RUGGLES
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. O short was His slumber; He woke from the dust,
The Savior death’s chain could not hold;
And short, since He rose, is the sleep of the just;
They shall wake, and His glory behold.

2. Dear grave in the garden; hope smiled at its door
Where love’s brightest triumph was told;
Christ lives! and His life will His people restore;
They shall wake, and His glory behold.

Author: Theron Brown, 1832-1914

Born: April 29, 1832, Wil­li­man­tic, Con­nec­ti­cut. A Bap­tist min­is­ter, Brown pas­tored church­es in South Fram­ing­ham and Can­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts (1859-70). Re­tir­ing from pas­tor­al work due to vo­cal dis­a­bil­i­ty, he was a con­trib­u­tor and ed­it­or of the Youth’s Com­pan­ion for more than 40 years, and a mem­ber of the of­fice staff for the last 20. Be­tween 1880 and 1890, he con­trib­ut­ed hymns more or less re­gu­lar­ly to the quar­tet and an­ti­phon­al chor­us ser­vice at the Rug­gles Street Church in Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts. His works in­clude: The Blount Fam­i­ly Nameless Wo­men of the Bi­ble Life Songs The Sto­ry of the Hymns and Tu… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O short was His slumber; He woke from the dust
Title: O Short Was His Slumber
Author: Theron Brown, 1832-1914
Meter: 11.8.11.9
Language: English
Notes: The words were written for a song-service at the Ruggles Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts.
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

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