Weep not for the saint that ascends

Weep not for the saint that ascends

Author: Leonard Bacon
Published in 33 hymnals

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1 Weep not for the saint that ascends
To partake of the joys of the sky;
Weep not for the seraph that bends
With the worshiping chorus on high;
Weep not for the spirit now crowned
With the garland to martyrdom given;
Oh, weep not for him: he has found
His reward and his refuge in heaven.

2 But weep for their sorrows who stand
And lament o'er the dead by his grave;
Who sigh when they muse on the land
Of their home far away o'er the wave;
And weep for the nations that dwell
Where the light of the truth never shone,
Where anthems of peace never swell,
And the love of the Lord is unknown.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #882

Author: Leonard Bacon

Leonard Bacon, D.D., was born in Detroit (where his father was a missionary to the Indians), February 19, 1802, and educated at Yale college and at Andover. In 1825 he was ordained Pastor of the Centre Church, New Haven, and retained that charge until 1866, when he was appointed Professor of Theology in Yale Divinity School. This professorship he resigned in 1871; but till his death in 1881, he was Lecturer on Church Polity. He died December 23, 1881. Dr. Bacon rendered important service to hymnology both as writer and compiler. While a student at Andover, he edited an important and now rare tract entitled Hymns and Sacred Songs for the Monthly Concert [of Prayer for Missions], Andover, September 1823. This contained the three hymns fo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Weep not for the saint that ascends
Author: Leonard Bacon
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Leonard Bacon, D.D., was born in Detroit (where his father was a missionary to the Indians), February 19, 1802, and educated at Yale college and at Andover. In 1825 he was ordained Pastor of the Centre Church, New Haven, and retained that charge until 1866, when he was appointed Professor of Theology in Yale Divinity School. This professorship he resigned in 1871; but till his death in 1881, he was Lecturer on Church Polity. He died December 23, 1881. Dr. Bacon rendered important service to hymnology both as writer and compiler. While a student at Andover, he edited an important and now rare tract entitled Hymns and Sacred Songs for the Monthly Concert [of Prayer for Missions], Andover, September 1823. This contained the three hymns following, which are his:-
  1. Weep not for the saint that ascends. Death of a Missionary. -- Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #445

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The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #197

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The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #1119

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #1119

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1131

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The Sacred Melodeon #d108

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #882

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