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Thou Lord of life and death

Thou Lord of life and death

Author: Anna B. Hoppe
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Thou Lord of life and death,
Blest Son of God the Father,
Jesus, in humble faith
Before Thy throne we gather;
Thy Spirit bids us come
In fervant prayer to Thee,
O bless Thy Christendom
Now and eternally.

2 Thou speakest but a word,
And lo! the dead awaken.
Why should we sorrow, Lord,
When those we love are taken
From this drear vale of tears
To realms of bliss above?
Hush Thou our griefs and fears,
Thou Fount of boundless love.

3 When judgment trumpets wake
All who in death are sleeping,
To Salem's mansions take
The saved in Thy love's keeping.
When at Thy blest "Arise!"
We greet Thee, risen King,
The realms beyond the skies
With endless praise shall ring.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #197

Author: Anna B. Hoppe

Anna Hoppe was born on May 7, 1889 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She left school after the eighth grade and worked as a stenographer. She began writing patriotic verses when she was very young and by the age of 25 she was writing spiritual poetry. After some of her poems appeared in the Northwestern Lutheran, a periodical of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, they came to the attention of Dr. Adolf Hult of Augustana Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois. He influenced her to write her Songs for the Church Year (1928). Several hymnals include her work, which was usually set to traditional chorale melodies, although she also made a number of translations. She died on August 2, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NN, from Cyber Hymnal  Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou Lord of life and death
Author: Anna B. Hoppe
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12702
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The Cyber Hymnal #12702

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