Why should we weep for those who die

Why should we weep for those who die

Author: Ann Taylor
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Why should we weep for those who die,
Those blesséd ones who weep no more?
Jesus hath call'd them to the sky,
And gladly have they gone before.

2 A few short days they linger'd here,
Th'appointed span of trial knew;
Dropp'd--early dropp'd the parting tear,
And early now have parted too.

3 Up, up, in swift ascent, they rise
Star after star of living light!
Why should we mourn that midnight skies
Become with added glories bright?

4 Far in the distant heavens they shine,
But still with borrow'd lustre glow;
Saviour, the beams are only Thine,
Of saints above, or saints below.

5 For them no bitter tear we shed--
Their night of pain and grief is o'er--
But weep our lonely path to tread,
And see the forms we loved, no more.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #559

Author: Ann Taylor

Gilbert, Ann, nèe Taylor, the elder of the two sisters, and daughter of Isaac Taylor, was born at London, Jan. 30, 1782, her father at that time being engaged in London as an engraver. Subsequently her father became a Congregational Minister, and resided, first at Colchester and then at Ongar. In 1813 she was married to the Rev. Joseph Gilbert, Classical and Mathematical Tutor at the Congregational College, Masborough, near Rotherham, Yorkshire. From Masborough they passed to Hull, and then to Nottingham, where Mr. Gilbert died in 1852. Mrs. Gilbert remained at Nottingham, and died there Dec. 20, 1866. In addition to contributing hymns to the joint works of herself and her sister Jane, a few were given in Collyer's Collection, 1812, signed… Go to person page >

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Author: Ann Taylor



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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #465Page Scan
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #559TextPage Scan
Songs for the Service of Prayer #410Page Scan
The Praise #d340
The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #503Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #324cPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1246
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