The grave is now a favored spot

The grave is now a favored spot

Author: Samuel Medley
Published in 32 hymnals

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1 The grave is now a favor'd spot,--
To saints who sleep, in Jesus bless'd;
For there the wicked trouble not,
And there the weary are at rest.

2 At rest in Jesus' faithful arms;
At rest as in a peaceful bed;
Secure from all the dreadful storms,
Which round this sinful world are spread.

3 Thrice happy souls, who're gone before
To that inheritance divine!
They labor, sorrow, sigh no more,
But bright in endless glory shine.

4 Then let our mournful tears be dry,
Or in a gentle measure flow;
We hail them happy in the sky,
And joyful wait our call to go.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #386

Author: Samuel Medley

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liv… Go to person page >

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First Line: The grave is now a favored spot
Author: Samuel Medley

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #386

Family Hymns #d229

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #576

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #802

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Hymns for Christian Melody #890

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #723

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #723

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #723

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #480

Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d127

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d455

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1206

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d693

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The Presbyterian Juvenile Psalmodist #237

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1115

The Social Harp. Rev. #d349

The Social Harp: Comprising the Richest Variety of Spiritual Songs ... #d291

Village Hymns #d528

Zion's Hymns, for the Use of the Original Free-Will Baptist Church of North Carolina #d244

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