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Lamenting the Loss of a Child

Wake up my muse, condole the loss

Published in 21 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Wake up my muse, condole the lost
Of those that mourn this day;
Let tears distill on every face,
And every mourner pray.

2 The tyrant, Death came rushing in,
Last night his power did shew;
Out of this world this child did take,
Death laid its visage low.

3 No more the pleasant child is seen
To please its parent's eye;
The tender plant, so fresh and green,
Is in eternity.

4 The golden bowl by death is broke,
The pitcher burst in twain,
The cistern-wheel has felt the stroke,
The pleasant child is slain.

5 The winding-sheet doth bind its limbs,
The coffin holds it fast,
To-day it's seen by all its friends,
But this must be the last.

6 Until the Lord doth come to judge
The nations great and small,
And you and I before him stand,
And at his presence fall.

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians, 1803

Text Information

First Line: Wake up my muse, condole the loss
Title: Lamenting the Loss of a Child
Language: English

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d474

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d269

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #421

A Collection of Spiritual Songs and Hymns #41

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d520

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d317

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Die kleine Perlen-Samlung #A11

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d201

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d335

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d162

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #113

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d194

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d467

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d516

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d532

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d450

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d272

The Church Hymn Book #d1070

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