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Shed not a tear, over your friend's early bier

Shed not a tear, over your friend's early bier

Author: Mary Dana Shindler
Published in 75 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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

2 Plant ye a tree which may wave over me,
When I am gone, I am gone.
Sing ye a song when my grave ye shall see,
When I am gone, I am gone.
Come at the close of a bright summer's day;
Come when the sun sheds his last ling'ring ray;
Come and rejoice that I thus pass'd away,
When I am gone, I am gone.

3 Plant ye a rose that may bloom o'er my bed,
When I am gone, I am gone,
Breathe not a sigh for the blest early dead,
When I am gone, I am gone,
Praise ye the Lord when I'm freed from all care,
Serve ye the Lord, that my bliss ye may share;
Look up on high and believe I am there,
When I am gone, I am gone.

Source: Kind Words: a new collection of hymns and tunes for sunday schools and the social circle #47

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 >



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

The Cyber Hymnal #13683

The Sacred Harp #339

The Sacred Harp #459

Include 72 pre-1979 instances
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