O when the hours of life are past

O when the hours of life are past

Author: William B. O. Peabody
Tune: SWEET LAND OF THE BLEST
Published in 24 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O, when the hours of life are past,
And death's dark shade unites at last;
It is not sleep, it is not rest,
'Tis glory op'ning in the blest.

Chorus:
Sweet land of the blest,
Sweet land of the blest,
It is not sleep, it is not rest,
'Tis glory op'ning to the blest.

2 Their way to heav'n was pure from sin,
And Christ shall there receive them in;
There each shall wear a robe of light,
Like His divinely fair and bright. [Chorus]

3 There angels will unite their prayers,
With spirits bright and blest as theirs;
And light shall glance on ev'ery crown,
From suns that never more go down. [Chorus]

4 No storms shall ride the troubled air,
No voice of passion enter there;
But be all peaceful as the sigh
Of evening gales, that breathe and die. [Chorus]

5 For them the God of mercy sheds
His parent influence on their heads,
And gilds the spirits round the throne,
With glory radiant as his own. [Chorus]

Source: Joyful Songs; a choice collection of new Sunday School music #10

Author: William B. O. Peabody

Peabody, William Bourne Oliver, D.D., twin brother of Oliver William Bourne, was born at Exeter, New Hampshire, July 9, 1799, and educated in his native town and at Harvard College. Leaving Harvard in 1817, he taught for a year at an academy in Exeter, and then proceeded to study theology at the Cambridge Divinity School. He began to preach in 1819, and became the Pastor of the Unitarian Congregation at Springfield, Massachusetts, in October, 1820. This charge he held to his death on May 28, 1847. His Memoir (written by his brother) was published with the 2nd ed. of his Sermons, 1849; and his Literary Remains followed in 1850. "He was a man of rare accomplishments, and consummate virtue," whose loveliness of character impressed many outsid… Go to person page >

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First Line: O when the hours of life are past
Author: William B. O. Peabody
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #683

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #589

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d552

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #731

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #514

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Hymns for Children, Selected and Altered #115

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #814

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #814

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Hymns of the Church Universal #490

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Joyful Songs; a choice collection of new Sunday School music #10

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d232

My Little Singing Book #d53

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My Little Singing Book #62

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d114

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #139

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The Boston Sunday School Hymn Book #152

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The Christian Melodist #T15

The Sabbath School Lyre #d119

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The Sabbath School Lyre #109

The Saints' Harp #d643

The Saints' Hymnal #d221

The Sunday School Choir and Superintendent's Assistant #d91

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The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #68

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d338

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