Weep not for the saint that ascends

Weep not for the saint that ascends

Author: Leonard Bacon
Published in 33 hymnals

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1 Weep not for the saint that ascends
To partake of the joys of the sky;
Weep not for the seraph that bends
With the worshiping chorus on high;
Weep not for the spirit now crowned
With the garland to martyrdom given;
Oh, weep not for him: he has found
His reward and his refuge in heaven.

2 But weep for their sorrows who stand
And lament o'er the dead by his grave;
Who sigh when they muse on the land
Of their home far away o'er the wave;
And weep for the nations that dwell
Where the light of the truth never shone,
Where anthems of peace never swell,
And the love of the Lord is unknown.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #882

Author: Leonard Bacon

Leonard Bacon, D.D., was born in Detroit (where his father was a missionary to the Indians), February 19, 1802, and educated at Yale college and at Andover. In 1825 he was ordained Pastor of the Centre Church, New Haven, and retained that charge until 1866, when he was appointed Professor of Theology in Yale Divinity School. This professorship he resigned in 1871; but till his death in 1881, he was Lecturer on Church Polity. He died December 23, 1881. Dr. Bacon rendered important service to hymnology both as writer and compiler. While a student at Andover, he edited an important and now rare tract entitled Hymns and Sacred Songs for the Monthly Concert [of Prayer for Missions], Andover, September 1823. This contained the three hymns fo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Weep not for the saint that ascends
Author: Leonard Bacon
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Leonard Bacon, D.D., was born in Detroit (where his father was a missionary to the Indians), February 19, 1802, and educated at Yale college and at Andover. In 1825 he was ordained Pastor of the Centre Church, New Haven, and retained that charge until 1866, when he was appointed Professor of Theology in Yale Divinity School. This professorship he resigned in 1871; but till his death in 1881, he was Lecturer on Church Polity. He died December 23, 1881. Dr. Bacon rendered important service to hymnology both as writer and compiler. While a student at Andover, he edited an important and now rare tract entitled Hymns and Sacred Songs for the Monthly Concert [of Prayer for Missions], Andover, September 1823. This contained the three hymns following, which are his:-

  1. Weep not for the saint that ascends. Death of a Missionary.

    -- Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #979Page Scan
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Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #644Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #779Page Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #582Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #1088
Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d288
Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d225
Mother's Hymn Book . New ed. #d146
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1209Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d871
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H632Page Scan
Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship: comprising the most approved spiritual hymns with chaste and popular tunes #320Page Scan
Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship: comprising the most approved spiritual hymns with chaste and popular tunes ( New ed. rev. and enl.) #369Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles in seasons of revival, to missionary meetings, to the monthly concert, and to other occasions... (3rd ed.) #255Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles in seasons of rivival, to missionary meetings, to the monthly concert, and to other occasions of special interest #255Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles, to missinary meetings, to monthly concert, and to other occasions of special interest.(Rev. and Enl. Ed.) #255Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1209Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #1083Page Scan
The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #445Page Scan
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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #527Page Scan
The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #197Page Scan
The Mother's Hymn Book: compiled from various authors and private manuscripts: for the use of maternal associations, and for special occasions of social and private worship #140Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #1119Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #1119Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1131Page Scan
The Psaltery #d303
The Sacred Melodeon #d108
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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #882TextPage Scan
The Young Chorister; a collection of new and beautiful tunes, adapted to the use of Sabbath schools, from some of the most distinguished composers; together with many of the author's own compositions #71aPage Scan



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