Brother, though from yonder sky

Brother, though from yonder sky

Author: James Henry Bancroft
Published in 49 hymnals

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Brother, though from yonder sky
Cometh neither voice nor cry,
Yet we know for thee to-day
Every pain hath passed away.

Not for thee shall tears be given,
Child of God, and heir of heaven;
For he gave thee sweet release;
Thine the Christian’s death of peace.

Well we know thy living faith
Had the power to conquer death;
As a living rose may bloom
By the border of the tomb.

Brother, in that solemn trust,
We commend thy dust to dust;
In that faith we wait, till, risen,
Thou shalt meet us all in heaven.

While we weep as Jesus wept,
Thou shalt sleep as Jesus slept;
Then with Jesus thou shalt rest,
Crowned, and glorified, and blest.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #405

Author: James Henry Bancroft

Bancroft, James Henry, born at Boston, 1819, graduated at Amherst College, 1839, and Andover, 1812. Ill health prevented his ordination as a Congregational minister. He died in Boston, Aug. 25,1844. His hymn— Brother, though from yonder sky. [Burial], was written in 1842, for the funeral of Dudley Leavitt, a classmate at Andover, who died there suddenly Jan., 7, 1842. It was given in The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of Baptist Churches, Boston, 1843, No. 1098, and has won considerable acceptance in America, but is unknown in England. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M. A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Brother, though from yonder sky
Author: James Henry Bancroft
Copyright: Public Domain

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Brother, though from yonder sky. [Burial], was written in 1842, for the funeral of Dudley Leavitt, a classmate at Andover, who died there suddenly Jan., 7, 1842. It was given in The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of Baptist Churches, Boston, 1843, No. 1098, and has won considerable acceptance in America, but is unknown in England. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M. A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #405Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #405Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #300Page Scan
A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #316Page Scan
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d70
Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #235Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #688Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #688Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #501Page Scan
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #591Page Scan
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #276Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #503Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1307Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d66
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #576Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #576Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #441Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #1092Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #217Page Scan
Jubilant Voices #d18
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1149Page Scan
Selah: a collection of psalm and hymn tunes, introits, anthems, chants, motetts, choruses, etc. adapted to the use of classes, private circles, and worship assemblies #208cPage Scan
Select Songs for the Singing Service in the Prayer Meeting and Sunday School #d21
Select Songs for the Sunday School #d22
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #1212
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1212Tune InfoPage Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1212Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1212Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1212Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1212Page Scan
Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d64
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #789Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #943Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #344.943Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1149Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #943Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d80
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #698Page Scan
The College Hymnal: for divine service at Yale College in the Battell Chapel #457Page Scan
The Good Old Songs #d72
The National Baptist Hymn Book #d77
The National Baptist Hymnal: arranged for use in churches, Sunday schools, and young people's socieities (5th ed. Rev.) #601Page Scan
The New York Choralist: a new and copious collection of Psalm and hymn tunes adapted to all the various metres in general use with a large variety of anthems and set pieces #216bPage Scan
The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d73
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #1098Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #1098Page Scan
The Psalmodist: a Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes #d24
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1118Page Scan
The Sanctus #d32



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