Unvail thy bosom, faithful tombAuthor: Isaac Watts
Tune: DIRGE (Handel)
Published in 313 hymnals
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1 Unvail thy bosom, faithful tomb,
Take this new treasure to they trust,
And give these sacred relics room
To seek a slumber in the dust.
2 Nor pain, nor grief, nor anxious fear,
Invade thy bounds. No mortal woes
Can reach the peaceful sleeper here,
And angels watch his soft repose.
3 So Jesus slept; God's dying son
Passed through the grave and blest the bed;
Rest here blest saint, till from his throne
The morning break and pierce the shade.
4 Break from his throne, illustrious morn,
Attend O earth! his sovereign word;
Restore thy trust, a glorious form;
He must ascend to meet his Lord.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
Unvail thy bosom, faithful tomb. I. Watts. [Burial.] This is the last of five odes which are appended to a letter "To Lucius, on the death of Serena," published in his Reliquiae Juveniles, &c, 1734. It is in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "Ode v. A Funeral Ode at the Interment of the Body, supposed to be sung by the Mourners." It has passed into several hymn-books in Great Britain and America
John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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