Why should our tears in sorrow flowAuthor: William Hiley Bathurst
Tune: GREEN HILL (Peace)
Published in 119 hymnals
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1. Why should our tears in sorrow flow
When God recalls His own;
And bids them leave a world of woe
For an immortal crown?
2. Is not e’en death a gain to those
Whose life to God was given?
Gladly to earth their eyes they close
To open them in Heaven.
3. Their toils are past, their work is done,
And they are fully blest;
They fought the fight, the victory won,
And entered into rest.
4. Then let our sorrows cease to flow;
God has recalled His own;
But let our hearts, in every woe,
Still say, Thy will be done.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7460
Why should our tears in sorrow flow? [Death of a Minister.] Appeared in the Missionary Minstrel, London, 1826. It was by "O. P.", the anonymous compiler of that collection of missionary hymns. It was reprinted in Pratts's Psalms & Hymns, 1829, No. 569, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. From that collection it passed into many hymn-books, especially in America, and is in somewhat extensive use. [William T. Brooke]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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