Wherefore should I make my moan

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1 Wherefore should I make my moan,
Now the darling child is dead?
He to early rest is gone,
He to paradise is fled:
I shall go to him, but he
Never shall return to me.

2 God forbids his longer stay;
God recalls the precious loan;
God hath taken him away
From my bosom to His own:
Surely what He wills is best:
Happy in His will I rest.

3 Faith cries out, It is the Lord,
Let Him do as seems Him good!
Be Thy holy Name adored;
Take the gift awhile bestowed;
Take the child no longer mine;
Thine he is, for ever Thine.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #559

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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Tune

REDHEAD NO. 76

REDHEAD 76 is named for its composer, who published it as number 76 in his influential Church Hymn Tunes, Ancient and Modern (1853) as a setting for the hymn text "Rock of Ages." It has been associated with Psalm 51 since the 1912 Psalter, where the tune was named AJALON. The tune is also known as P…

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d962

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d968

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d969

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #987

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #559

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #559

Family and Social Melodies #d394

Free Methodist Hymnal #d683

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #815

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d589

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d561

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #815

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #827

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1006

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1006

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #637

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d866

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Methodist Hymn-Book #859

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1224

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d819

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d484

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #810

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #402

The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d616

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