Why Should We Weep!

Why should we weep, for those who sleep

Author: Abner P. Cobb
Tune: [Why should we weep, for those who sleep]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Why should we weep, for those who sleep,
On Jesus’ loving breast!
Far from life’s din; far from earth’s sin,
In paradise they rest!

In arms of love, in realms above,
God gives His loved ones sleep!
And those who rest on Jesus’ breast,
He will securely keep.

2 Where naught alarms, where naught e’er harms,
‘Neath skies forever fair;
By waters bright, in robes of white,
They rest securely there! [Chorus]

3 There angels dwell, and anthems swell
The joy that cannot cease!
They know no night; God is their Light,
No grief can mar their peace! [Chorus]

Source: Gems and Jewels #118

Author: Abner P. Cobb

Born: October 27, 1853, Woos­ter, Ohio. Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 11, 1923. Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Decatur, Illinois. Cobb’s fam­i­ly moved to De­ca­tur, Il­li­nois, when he was about 13 years old. As a young man, he worked as a ma­chin­ist. He grad­u­at­ed from Eu­re­ka Coll­ege, Eu­re­ka, Il­li­nois, in 1878, and pas­tored in Nor­mal, Wash­burn, Pe­ter­sburg and Spring­field, Il­li­nois; Des Moines, Io­wa; Cov­ing­ton, Ken­tucky; and San Antonio, Tex­as. He was al­so an ac­tive evan­gel­ist, at­tend­ing meet­ings in Bos­ton, New York Ci­ty, Min­ne­ap­o­lis, and other ma­jor ci­ties. --www.hymntime.com/tch/  Go to person page >

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First Line: Why should we weep, for those who sleep
Title: Why Should We Weep!
Author: Abner P. Cobb
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In arms of love, in realms above
Copyright: Public Domain


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Gems and Jewels #118

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