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Death is only a dream

Sadly we sing and with tremulous breath

Author: Charles Walker Ray
Tune: [Sadly we sing, and with tremulous breath]
Published in 45 hymnals

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1. Sadly we sing, and with tremulous breath,
As we stand by the mystical stream,
In the valley and by the dark river of death,
And yet ’tis no more than a dream.

Refrain
Only a dream, only a dream,
And glory beyond the dark stream;
How peaceful the slumber,
How happy the waking;
For death is only a dream.

2. Why should we weep when the weary ones rest
In the bosom of Jesus supreme,
In the mansions of glory prepared for the blest?
For death is no more than a dream. [Refrain]

3. Naught in the river the saints should appall,
Tho’ it frightfully dismal may seem;
In the arms of their Savior no ill can befall,
They find it no more than a dream. [Refrain]

4. Over the turbid and onrushing tide
Doth the light of eternity gleam;
And the ransomed the darkness and storm shall outride,
To wake with glad smiles from their dream. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1195

Author: Charles Walker Ray

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Text Information

First Line: Sadly we sing and with tremulous breath
Title: Death is only a dream
Author: Charles Walker Ray
Refrain First Line: Only a dream
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #1195
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The Cyber Hymnal #1195

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