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Shed not a tear o'er your friend's early bier

Shed not a tear, o'er your friend's early bier

Author: Mary Dana Shindler
Tune: WHEN I AM GONE
Published in 70 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Shed not a tear o'er your friend's early bier,
When I am gone, when I am gone:
Smile when the slow tolling bell you shall hear,
When I am gone, when I am gone:
Weep not for me as you stand round my grave,
Think who has died his beloved to save,
Think of the crown all the ransomed shall wear,
When I am gone, when I am gone.

2 Shed not a tear as you all kneel in prayer,
When I am gone, when I am gone:
Sing a sweet song when my grave you shall see,
When I am gone, when I am gone.
Sing to the Lamb who on earth once was slain,
Sing to the Lamb who in heaven doth reign,
Sing till the earth shall be filled with his name,
When I am gone, when I am gone.

3 Plant you a rose that shall bloom o'er my grave,
When I am gone, when I am gone:
Sing a sweet song, such as angels may have,
When I am gone, when I am gone.
Praise ye the Lord that I'm freed from all care,
Pray ye the Lord that my joys you shall share,
Look up on high and believe that I'm there,
When I am gone, when I am gone.

The Southern Harmony, 1835

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: Shed not a tear, o'er your friend's early bier
Title: Shed not a tear o'er your friend's early bier
Author: Mary Dana Shindler
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When I am gone

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 70 of 70)
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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #991

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #848

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d251

A New and Choice Selection of Hymns for Social Worship and Pravate Devotion #d84

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d411

Baptist Harmony #d203

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d615

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Dyer's Psalmist #435

Echoes of Love #d27

General Baptist Hymn Book #d407

Glaubens-Lieder #d461

Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d276

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d278

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #594

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d426

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Hymns selected from various authors #537

Kind Words #d80

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Kind Words #47

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Lasting Hymns #292

Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns. 4th ed. #d166

Melodies for the Temperance Ship. 5th thousand #d71

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #237

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Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion #52

Our Favorite Hymnal #d273

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Pocket Hymns #324

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Precious Gems No. l #108

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d321

Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d284

Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d247

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #469

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #552

Sacred Melodies #d65

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d200

Songs of Zion #d150

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The Altar, a Service Book for Sunday Schools (New and Enl. Ed.) #172

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The American School Hymn Book #CII

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The American School Hymn Book. (New ed.) #CII

The Canadian Warbler #d126

The Christian Harmony #d293

The Christian Psalmist #d584

The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d324

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The Christian Songster #120

The Church Harp #d77

The Church Harp. Rev. ed. #d105

The Church Hymn Book #d842

The Golden Harp #d278

The Golden Harp #d107

The Good Old Songs #d477

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d269

The Harmoniad and Sacred Melodist #d104

The New Era of Song #d126

The Old School Hymnal No. 7. Rev. #d240

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The Public School Singing Book #80

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The Revivalist #285

The Revivalist #d56

The Sacred Harp. New ed. #d67

The Sacred Minstrel #d79

The Saints' Harp #d739

The Social Harp. Rev. #d322

The Social Harp #d267

The South Western Psalmist #d344

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The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #305

The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New ed. #305

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The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New edition, thoroughly revised and much enlarged #305

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d315

The Western Harp #d178

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The Young People's Chorister #135

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