Not for the dead in Christ we weep

Not for the dead in Christ we weep

Author: Mrs. Barbauld
Tune: PEACE (Sieboth)
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Not for the dead in Christ we weep;
Their sorrows now are o'er'
The sea is clam, the tempest past,
On that eternal shore.

2 Their peace is seal'd, their rest is sure,
Within that better home;
A while we weep and linger here,
Then follow to the tomb.

3 And though no vision'd dream of bliss
Nor trance of rapture show
Where, on the bosom of their God,
They rest from human woe;

4 Jesus! our shadowy path illume,
And teach the chasten'd mind
To welcome all that's left of good,
To all that's lost resign'd.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Mrs. Barbauld

Barbauld, Anna Laetitia, née Aikin, daughter of the Rev. John Ailrin, D.D., a dissenting minister, was b. at Kibworth-Harcourt, Leicestershire, June 20, 1743. In 1753 Dr. Aikin became classical tutor at a dissenting academy at Warrington. During her residence there she contributed five hymns to Dr. W. Enfield's Hymns for Public Worship, &c, Warrington, 1772. In the following year these were included in her Poems, Lond., J. Johnson, 1773. In May, 1774, Miss Aikin was married to the Rev. Rochemont Barbauld, a descendant of a French Protestant family, and a dissenting minister. For some years Mr. Barbauld conducted, in addition to his pastoral work, a boarding school at Palgrave, Suffolk. From this he retired in 1785. In 1786 he undertook t… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Not for the dead in Christ we weep
Author: Mrs. Barbauld
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Book of Common Praise #d370
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #261Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #277Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #220Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #277Page Scan
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #261Text
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #261Page Scan
The Book of Common Praise #d383
The Church Hymnal with Canticles #261Page Scan
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #261aPage Scan
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #261bPage Scan
The Standard Church Hymnal #507Page Scan



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