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Comfort in affliction

We may sleep, but not forever

Author: Mary A. Kidder
Published in 6 hymnals

Full Text

1 We may sleep, but not forever,
There will be a glorious dawn;
We shall meet to part, no, never,
On the resurrection morn.
From the desert and the plain,
From the valley and the mountain,
Countless throngs shall rise again.

Chorus:
We may sleep, but not forever,
There will be a glorious dawn;
We shall meet to part, no, never,
On the resurrection morn.
From the deepest caves of ocean,
From the desert and the plain,
From the valley and the mountain,
Countless throngs shall rise again.

2 When we see a precious blossom,
That we tended with such care,
Rudely taken from our bosom,
How our aching hearts despair.
Round the silent grave we linger
Till the setting sun is low,
Feeling all our hopes have perished
With the flower we cherished so.
[Chorus]

3 We may sleep, but not forever,
In the lone and silent grave;
Blessed be the Lord that taketh,
Blessed be the Lord that gave.
In the bright, eternal city
Death can never, never come;
In his own good time he'll call us
From our rest to home, sweet home.
[Chorus]



Source: The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #71

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Born: March 16, 1820, Boston, Massachusetts. Died: November 25, 1905, Chelsea, Massachusetts. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Massachusetts. Kidder, Mary Ann, née Pepper, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, March 16, 1820, is the author of "Lord, I care not for riches" (Name in the Book of Life desired), and "We shall sleep, but not for ever" (Hope of the Resurrection), both of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We may sleep, but not forever
Title: Comfort in affliction
Author: Mary A. Kidder

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Instances

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Apostolic Songs #d108
Better Than Pearls: sacred songs expressly adapted for gospel meetings #40Page Scan
Highway Songs #d76
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1226
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #963Page Scan
The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #71TextPage Scan



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