The apostle slept, a light shone in the prison. [Burial of the Dead.] J. D. Burns. Appeared in his Vision of Prophecy,&c, 1858, as a paraphrase of the account contained in Acts xii. of the deliverance of St. Peter from prison. It was repeated in his Poems, 1865, p. 248, in 9 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "The death of a Believer." As a whole this hymn is not in common use, but the cento for the Burial of the Dead, "A voice is heard on earth of kinsfolk weeping," in the Hymnal Companion, 1876, is composed of st. vii.-ix.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Elim; or Hymns of Holy Refreshment #d99||The apostle slept, a light shone in the prison||The apostle slept, a light shone in the prison||James Drummond Burns||1866|