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The bereaved husband

Yes, she is gone, yet do not thou

Author: Maria Frances (Hill) Anderson
Tune: SAVED BY GRACE (Stebbins)
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Yes, she is gone—yet do not thou
The goodness of the Lord distrust;
But meekly to His wisdom bow,
Who lays thy loved one in the dust.
The form is there—but seek not there
The spirit born for light and love;
Look upward—free from sin and care,
It rests in joy with God above.

2 Through many checkered scenes of life
Ye hand in hand have journeyed on;
For her the labor and the strife
Are o’er—the peaceful goal is won.
The pleasant voice and cheering smile,
Which oft have soothed thy harassed mind,
Are gone but for a little while,
She hath not left thee far behind.

3 Then mourn not that an heir of grace,
Has reached the goal of hope and faith,
Press onward in the Christian race,
Brief is your parting now by death;
Soon thou too wilt be called to leave
This earth, where sadly thou dost roam;
Soon, joyfully wilt thou receive,
In Heav’n, her gentle "Welcome home."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8722

Author: Maria Frances (Hill) Anderson

Anderson, Maria Frances. (Paris, France, January 30, 1819--October 13, 1895, Rosemont, Pennsylvania). Baptist. Daughter of Thomas F. Hill of Exeter, England. Married Rev. George W. Anderson, 1847. Author of several works on Baptists and missions for which she often used the pen name, L.M.N. Asked by George B. Ide, pastor of First Baptist Church, Philadelphia, to write a home mission hymn for the Baptist Harp (1849) in the same meter as Bishop Heber's "From Greenland's icy mountains." This hymn, "Our country's voice is pleading" was first sung in a home mission meeting at that Philadelphia church soon after the Baptist Harp was published. Another hymn appearing in the same collection and subtitled "The Bereaved Husband" begins "Yes she is go… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Yes, she is gone, yet do not thou
Title: The bereaved husband
Author: Maria Frances (Hill) Anderson
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8722
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The Cyber Hymnal #8722

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