351. Give rest, O Christ

Give rest, O Christ,
to thy servant with thy saints,
where sorrow and pain are no more;
neither sighing, but life everlasting.

Thou only art immortal,
the Creator and Maker of man;
and we are mortal, formed of the earth,
and unto earth shall we return;
for so thou didst ordain
when thou createdst me, saying:
'Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.'
All we go down to the dust,
and, weeping o'er the grave we make our song:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Give rest, O Christ,
to thy servant with thy saints,
where sorrow and pain are no more;
neither sighing, but life everlasting.

Text Information
First Line: Give rest, O Christ
Russian Title: Со святыми упокой, Христе
Translator: William John Birkbeck (1869-1916)
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 12:7; 1 Corinthians 15:55-56; Revelation 21:3-4
Topic: Death and Bereavement; Eternal Life; Funerals and The Departed (3 more...)
Source: Kontakion and Ikhos from Russian Orthodox funeral rite
Tune Information
Name: KONTAKION OF THE DEAD
Editor: Walter Parratt (1841-1924)
Transcriber: William John Birkbeck (1869-1916)
Key: a minor
Source: Melody from the Kiev tradition






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