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O Sing to Me of Heaven

O sing to me of heaven When I am called to die

Author: Mary Dana Shindler
Tune: DUNBAR (Dunbar 13215)
Published in 241 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, sing to me of heav’n,
When I am called to die;
Sing songs, sing songs,
Sing songs of holy ecstasy,
To waft my soul on high;
To waft my soul on high,
Sing songs of holy ecstasy
To waft my soul on high.

2 When cold and sluggish drops
Roll off my marble brow:
Break forth, break forth,
Break forth in songs of joyfulness,
Let heav’n begin below,
Let heav’n begin below,
Break forth in songs of joyfulness,
Let heav’n begin below.

3 Then close my sightless eyes,
And lay me down to rest,
And fold, and fold,
And fold my pale and icy hand
Upon my lifeless breast,
Upon my lifeless breast,
And fold my pale and icy hands
Upon my lifeless breast.

Source: Gospel Jewels #112

Author: Mary Dana Shindler

Shindler, Mary Stanley Bunce, née Palmer, better known as Mrs. Dana, was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, Feb. 15, 1810. In 1835 she was married to Charles E. Dana, of New York, and removed with him to Bloomington, now Muscatine, Iowa, in 1838. Mr. Dana died in 1839, and Mrs. Dana returned to South Carolina. Subsequently she was married to the Rev. Robert D. Shindler, who was Professor in Shelby College, Kentucky, in 1851, and afterwards in Texas. Mrs. Shindler, originally a Presbyterian, was for some time an Unitarian; but of late years she has been a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. As Mary S. B. Dana she published the Southern Harp, 1840, and the Northern Harp, 1841. From these works her hymns have been taken, 8 of which are… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O sing to me of heaven When I am called to die
Title: O Sing to Me of Heaven
Author: Mary Dana Shindler
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There'll be no sorrow there
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #5312
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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

The Christian Harmony #56B


The Cyber Hymnal #5312

The Sacred Harp #312a

Include 238 pre-1979 instances
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