Soon, in the grave my flesh shall rest

Soon, in the grave my flesh shall rest

Author: Henry Mills
Published in 9 hymnals

Author: Henry Mills

Mills, Henry, D.D., son of John Mills, was born at Morriston, New Jersey, March 12, 1786, and educated at the New Jersey College, Princeton, where he graduated in 1802. After being engaged in teaching for some time at Morristown and elsewhere, he was ordained Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge, New Jersey, in 1816. On the opening of the Auburn Theological Seminary in 1821, he was appointed Professor of Biblical Criticism and Oriental Languages, from which he retired in 1854. He died at Auburn, June 10, 1867. In 1845 he published Horae Germanicae; A Version of German Hymns. This was enlarged in 1856. The translations are not well done, and very few are now in common use, although 18 and 9 doxologies were given in the Lutheran Ge… Go to person page >

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First Line: Soon, in the grave my flesh shall rest
Author: Henry Mills


Bald zieh ich mit dem Sterbekleid. Anon. [Etemal Life.] Included as No. 3508 in Knapp's Evanglischer LiederSchatz, 1837, in 2 stanzas of 4 lines, with the note "Found in the hymn-book of my deceased wife." The only translation in common use is:—
Soon in the grave my flesh shall rest. By Dr. H. Mills, in full, with 2 original stanzas added in his Horae Germanica, 1845 (1856, p. 250), and thence, as No. 983, in the Lutheran General Synod's Hymns, &c, 1852.
Another translation is, "Soon all my sorrows I shall lay," by Dr. R. Menzies, in F. A. G. Tholuck's Hours of Christian Devotion, Edin., 1870, p. 541. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d255
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d707
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #983Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #983Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1238Page Scan
Revival Hymns #107Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1238Page Scan
The Book of Worship #d460
The Olive Branch #d130