Why lament the Christian dying

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1 Why lament the Christian dying?
Why indulge in tears or gloom?
Calmly on the Lord relying
He can greet the opening tomb.

Refrain:
We'll meet again, by and by!
We'll meet again, by and by;
In the realms of endless glory
We shall meet, yes, by and by.

2 Scenes seraphic, high and glorious,
Now forbid his longer stay;
See him rise, o'er death victorious!
Angels beckon him away. [Refrain]

3 Hark! the golden harps are ringing!
Sounds unearthly fill his ear;
Millions now in heaven singing,
Greet his joyful entrance there. [Refrain]

Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #22

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Why lament the Christian dying
Author: Thomas Hastings
Copyright: Public Domain

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