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When I am bowed with grief

When I am bowed with grief

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [When I am bowed with grief and loss]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When I am bowed with grief and loss,
And sore distressed,
I read the sweet old promises
Of coming rest;
And oft that sweetest one I say,
In whispers o’er,
“And God shall wipe all tears away,”

O sweet and precious promises,
To us who roam,
No sorrow there, no death, no pain,
In God’s sweet home.

2 And when I think of those I miss,
And mourn my loss,
Forgetting that my Saviour bore
A heavier cross,
I think with sudden rapture then,
That death no more
Shall come to take our friends away,
On heav’ns fair shore. [Refrain]

3 And when my heart is weary grown
With grief and pain,
I think in heav’n I shall not know
Earth’s woes again;
For things of old shall pass away
No tears in Heav’n, no death, no pain
On Eden’s shore. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #120

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When I am bowed with grief
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: O sweet and precious