1 Asleep, in Jesus! Blessed sleep,
From which none ever wakes to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes.
2 Asleep in Jesus! Oh, how sweet
To be for such a slumber meet,
With holy confidence to sing
That death has lost his venomed sting!
3 Asleep in Jesus! Peaceful rest,
Whose waking is supremely blest;
No fear, no woe, shall dim that hour
That manifests the Savior's pow'r.
4 Asleep in Jesus! O for me
May such a blissful refuge be!
Securely shall my ashes lie
And wait the summons from on high.
|First Line:||Asleep in Jesus! Blessed sleep|
|Title:||Asleep in Jesus! Blessed Sleep|
|Author:||M. Mackay, 1802-87|
|Topic:||Death and Burial; Trinity 16|
|Notes:||Hymn text, suggested tune WAREHAM|