One bright flower has drooped and faded

One bright flower has drooped and faded

Author: R. C. Waterston
Tune: LYDIA (Stebbins)
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 One bright flower has drooped and faded,
One sweet youthful voice has fled,
One fair brow the grave has shaded,
One dear school-mate now is dead.

2 We would feel no pang of sadness,
For our friend is happy now;
She has knelt in soul-felt gladness
Where the blessèd angels bow.

3 She has gone to Heaven before us,
But she turns and waves her hand,
Pointing to the glories o’er us,
In that happy spirit-land.

4 Lord, do Thou keep watch above us,
Keep us all from error free;
Let Thy Spirit guide and love us,
Till, like her, we go to Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8477

Author: R. C. Waterston

Waterston, Robert Cassie, M.A., son of Robert Waterston, was born at Kennebunk, in 1812, but has resided from his infancy at Boston, Massachusetts. He studied Theology at Cambridge; had for five years the charge of a Sunday school for the children of seamen; was associated for several years with the Pitts Street Unitarian Chapel, Boston; and then pastor for seven years of the Unitarian Church of the Saviour in the same city. Much of his time has been given to literature, and a long list of his papers of various kinds is given in Putnam's Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith, 1874. He also interested himself largely in educational matters. He contributed one hymn to the American Unitarian Cheshire Pastoral Association Christian Hymns, 1844… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: One bright flower has drooped and faded
Author: R. C. Waterston
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #8477
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