1057. Gone to Bloom Above

1 A gentle hand unseen by us
Has plucked our tender bud;
By this alone our grief is blest—
It was the hand of God.

Refrain:
O gentle one, we miss thee here,
Sweet form we love so well;
But in our Father’s better care,
We know the child is well.

2 In all our hearts He planted deep
This precious little one;
As forth He takes His own, we weep,
But say, “Thy will be done.” [Refrain]

3 No care was lavished here in vain
Upon this plant of love;
Though soon removed, ’twill bloom again
In sweeter form above. [Refrain]

4 Would not our grief forever flow
Upon thy silent tomb,
Did not our hearts this comfort know—
We soon to thee shall come. [Refrain]

5 Dear Jesus, Thou hast died for us,
And for our darling, too;
We trust Thee in each providence,
Thy love is ever true. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: A gentle hand unseen by us
Title: Gone to Bloom Above
Author: Daniel S. Warner
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Gone_to_Bloom_Above); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (100); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (190)
Refrain First Line: O gentle one, we miss thee here
Tune Information
Name: [A gentle hand unseen by us]
Composer: Daniel O. Teasley (1911)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Key: F♯ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Gone_to_Bloom_Above); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (100); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (190)



Media
MIDI file: Gone_to_Bloom_Above.mid(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Gone_to_Bloom_Above)
Sibelius score: Gone_to_Bloom_Above.sib (view in Scorch) (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Gone_to_Bloom_Above)