On the Death and Burial of a Friend

Sleep, thou dust and ashes, sleep

Author: D. A. Payne
Tune: DIRGE (Gibson)
Published in 4 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sleep, thou dust and ashes, sleep;
When the trump shall wake the dead,
Pure immortal, thou shalt leap
From thy narrow, earthy bed;
Like an angel thou shalt fly,
Far above the starry sky.

2 Grant, Thou Triune Deity,
We, with him, may then arise,
Hear Thee in benignity
Bid us reign above the skies,
Strike our golden harps above,
In the bright abode of love.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12044

Author: D. A. Payne

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Text Information

First Line: Sleep, thou dust and ashes, sleep
Title: On the Death and Burial of a Friend
Author: D. A. Payne
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12044
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #12044

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