O the bliss of loved ones resting

O the bliss of loved ones resting

Author: John Samuel Coffman
Tune: ST. SYLVESTER (Dykes)
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oh, the bliss of loved ones resting
By the crystal river bright;
'Neath the shade of trees immortal,
Where no shadows dim the light!
Resting, resting, sweetly resting,
Where no shadows dim the light.

2 For this rest they longed and waited,
Heaven's glory was the song;
Living faith now bids us hear them
Singing with the blood-washed throng;
Resting, resting, sweetly resting,
Singing with the blood-washed throng.

3 May we not on earth sing with them,
Echoing back their notes of praise?
Yes, but blessed hope inspires us
Heav'n's eternal songs to raise;
Resting, resting, sweetly resting,
Heav'n's eternal songs to raise.

4 Oh, the peace and rest in heaven!
Oh, the bliss of loved ones there!
Love divine now bears us upward
All their blessedness to share;
Resting, resting, sweetly resting,
All their blessedness to share.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #575

Author: John Samuel Coffman

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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #637

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