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Silently bury the dead

Silently, silently, they pass away

Tune: [Silently, silently, they pass away]
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Silently, silently, they pass away,
Silently, silently, short is their stay;
From earth to heaven they've taken their flight,
Far from all sorrow and pain and from night,
To their Saviour who is calling,
Calling, come home,
Calling, come home.

2 Silently, silently, sweet is their sleep,
Silently, silently, for them we weep;
Oh, how we mourn, and how sad are our hearts,
When from the body the spirit departs!
But 'tis Jesus who is calling,
Calling, come home,
Calling come home.

3 Silently, silently, bury the dead,
Silently, silently, the soul has fled
Up to our heavenly Father who gave,
And through His great loving kindness will save.
For 'tis Jesus who is calling,
Calling, come home,
Calling, come home.

4 Silently, silently, lay them to rest,
Silently, silently, God thought it best
Aloft in heaven their Saviour to meet,
And all the sanctified angels to greet.
So, 'tis Jesus who is calling,
Calling, come home,
Calling, come home.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #623

Text Information

First Line: Silently, silently, they pass away
Title: Silently bury the dead



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
Page Scan

Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #186

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #613

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #d472

Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d484


The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #623

The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d156

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