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

Representative Text

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!

Chorus:
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
Refrain First Line: In arms of love

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Gems and Jewels #118

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