The grave is now a favored spot

The grave is now a favored spot

Author: Samuel Medley
Published in 32 hymnals

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1 The grave is now a favor'd spot,--
To saints who sleep, in Jesus bless'd;
For there the wicked trouble not,
And there the weary are at rest.

2 At rest in Jesus' faithful arms;
At rest as in a peaceful bed;
Secure from all the dreadful storms,
Which round this sinful world are spread.

3 Thrice happy souls, who're gone before
To that inheritance divine!
They labor, sorrow, sigh no more,
But bright in endless glory shine.

4 Then let our mournful tears be dry,
Or in a gentle measure flow;
We hail them happy in the sky,
And joyful wait our call to go.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #386

Author: Samuel Medley

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liv… Go to person page >

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Author: Samuel Medley

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #386TextPage Scan
Family Hymns #d229
Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #576Page Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #802Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #890Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #516Page Scan
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #437Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #723Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d744
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #723TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #723Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #723Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #723Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #480Page Scan
Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d127
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #298Page Scan
Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship: comprising the most approved spiritual hymns with chaste and popular tunes #295Page Scan
Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship: comprising the most approved spiritual hymns with chaste and popular tunes ( New ed. rev. and enl.) #336Page Scan
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d455
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #583Page Scan
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #128Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1206Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d693
The Presbyterian Juvenile Psalmodist #237Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1115Page Scan
The Social Harp. Rev. #d349
The Social Harp: Comprising the Richest Variety of Spiritual Songs ... #d291
Village Hymns #d528
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #567Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #567Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #567Page Scan
Zion's Hymns, for the Use of the Original Free-Will Baptist Church of North Carolina #d244



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