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Silently bury the dead

Silently, silently, they pass away

Tune: [Silently, silently, they pass away]
Published in 8 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
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #613

Include 7 pre-1979 instances
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