Winter in His Heart of Gloom

Winter in his heart of gloom

Author: Samuel J. Stone (1866)
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1. Winter in his heart of gloom
Sings the song of coming bloom:
So over death our souls shall sing
’Lays of the eternal spring.

2. Then decay shall be no more,
And, the weary seed time o’er,
All the dead in Christ shall rise
For the harvest of the skies.

3. Wheresoe’er the faithful sleep
Angels shall go forth to reap,
From the dust and ’neath the foam
They shall bring the harvest home.

4. Bodies of the saints, whose bones
Rest beneath sepulchral stones,
Or are lost on every wind,
All, those messengers shall find.

5. All from earth to Heaven shall soar
In that flesh which once they wore,
Deathless now and glorified,
Like their Lord and at His side.

6. This is life’s eternal spring!
This the coming joy we sing!
Look we ever toward this day,
Be it near or far away!

7. ’Mid the sorrow and the strife
’Tis the music of our life,
And the song hath this refrain—
Our Redeemer comes again!

Author: Samuel J. Stone

Stone, Samuel John, a clergyman of the Church of England, the son of Rev. William Stone, was born at Whitmore, Staffordshire, April 25, 1839. He was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he was graduated B.A. in 1862. Later he took orders and served various Churches. He succeeded his father at St. Paul's, Haggerstown, in 1874. He was the author of many original hymns and translations, which were collected and published in 1886. His hymns are hopeful in spirit and skillfully constructed. He published several poetic volumes. He died November 19, 1900 --Hymn Writers of the Church, 1915 (Charles Nutter)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Winter in his heart of gloom
Title: Winter in His Heart of Gloom
Author: Samuel J. Stone (1866)
Source: Lyra Fidelium: Twelve Hymns of the Twelve Articles of the Apostle's Creed (London: Messrs. Parker and Co., 1866)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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