Hush, blessed are the dead

Hush, blessed are the dead

Author: Edward H. Bickersteth
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1. Hush! blessèd are the dead
In Jesus’ arms who rest,
And lean their weary head
Forever on His breast.

2. O beatific sight!
No darkling veil between,
They see the Light of Light,
Whom here they loved unseen.

3. Them the Good Shepherd leads,
Where storms are never rife,
In tranquil dewy meads
Beside the Fount of Life.

4. O tender hearts and true,
Our long last vigil kept,
We weep and mourn for you;
Nor blame us: Jesus wept.

5. But soon at break of day
His calm almighty voice,
Stronger than death, shall say,
Awake! Arise! Rejoice!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2189

Author: Edward H. Bickersteth

Bickersteth, Edward Henry, D.D., son of Edward Bickersteth, Sr. born at Islington, Jan. 1825, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. with honours, 1847; M.A., 1850). On taking Holy Orders in 1848, he became curate of Banningham, Norfolk, and then of Christ Church, Tunbridge Wells. His preferment to the Rectory of Hinton-Martell, in 1852, was followed by that of the Vicarage of Christ Church, Hampstead, 1855. In 1885 he became Dean of Gloucester, and the same year Bishop of Exeter. Bishop Bickersteth's works, chiefly poetical, are:— (l) Poems, 1849; (2) Water from the Well-spring, 1852; (3) The Rock of Ages, 1858 ; (4) Commentary on the New Testament, 1864; (5) Yesterday, To-day, and For Ever, 1867; (6) The Spirit of Life, 1868;… Go to person page >

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