Shed not a tear o'er your friend's early bier

Shed not a tear, o'er your friend's early bier

Author: Mary Dana Shindler
Tune: WHEN I AM GONE
Published in 70 hymnals

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1 Shed not a tear o'er your friend's early bier,
When I am gone, when I am gone:
Smile when the slow tolling bell you shall hear,
When I am gone, when I am gone:
Weep not for me as you stand round my grave,
Think who has died his beloved to save,
Think of the crown all the ransomed shall wear,
When I am gone, when I am gone.

2 Shed not a tear as you all kneel in prayer,
When I am gone, when I am gone:
Sing a sweet song when my grave you shall see,
When I am gone, when I am gone.
Sing to the Lamb who on earth once was slain,
Sing to the Lamb who in heaven doth reign,
Sing till the earth shall be filled with his name,
When I am gone, when I am gone.

3 Plant you a rose that shall bloom o'er my grave,
When I am gone, when I am gone:
Sing a sweet song, such as angels may have,
When I am gone, when I am gone.
Praise ye the Lord that I'm freed from all care,
Pray ye the Lord that my joys you shall share,
Look up on high and believe that I'm there,
When I am gone, when I am gone.

The Southern Harmony, 1835

Author: Mary Dana Shindler

Shindler, Mary Stanley Bunce, née Palmer, better known as Mrs. Dana, was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, Feb. 15, 1810. In 1835 she was married to Charles E. Dana, of New York, and removed with him to Bloomington, now Muscatine, Iowa, in 1838. Mr. Dana died in 1839, and Mrs. Dana returned to South Carolina. Subsequently she was married to the Rev. Robert D. Shindler, who was Professor in Shelby College, Kentucky, in 1851, and afterwards in Texas. Mrs. Shindler, originally a Presbyterian, was for some time an Unitarian; but of late years she has been a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. As Mary S. B. Dana she published the Southern Harp, 1840, and the Northern Harp, 1841. From these works her hymns have been taken, 8 of which are… Go to person page >

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First Line: Shed not a tear, o'er your friend's early bier
Title: Shed not a tear o'er your friend's early bier
Author: Mary Dana Shindler
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When I am gone

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