Where is thy sting, O death

Where is thy sting, O death

Author: John Bowring
Published in 4 hymnals

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Where is thy sting, O death?
Grave! where thy victory?
The clod may sleep in dust beneath,
The spirit will be free!

Both man and time have power
O’er suffering, dying men;
But death arrives, and in that hour
The soul is freed again.

Then, death, where is thy sting?
And where thy victory, grave?
O’er your dark bourn the soul will spring
To Him who loves to save.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #349

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

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Hymns of the Spirit #618Page Scan



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