Friday, June 30, 2023

Death is gain

1082 C. M.
Death gain to the faithful.

WHY should our tears in sorrow flow
   When God recalls his own,
   And bids them leave a world of wo,
   For an immortal crown?

2 Is not e’en death a gain to those
   Whose life to God was given?
   Gladly to earth their eyes they close,
   To open them in heaven.

3 Their toils are past, their work is done,
   And they are fully blest;
   They fought the fight, the vict’ry won,
   And enter’d into rest.

4 Then let our sorrows cease to flow;
   God has recall’d his own;
   But let our hearts, in ever wo,
   Still say,—Thy will be done.
                         Conder’s Collection
                         Methodist Episcopal hymnal (1870 edition)

<idle musing>
According to, the author is William Hiley Bathurst, with whom I am not familiar.

According to again, Conder's Collection is named from a Josiah Conder.
</idle musing>

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