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Download the audio track for Despair Not O Heart by Traditional Hymn, from the album Open Hymnal.

SongID 8058
Language English
Album Open Hymnal
Artists Traditional Hymn
Authors Aurelius Prudentius
File TypeMP3
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Lyrics

Verse 1 Despair not, O heart, in thy sorrow, But hope from God's promises borrow Beware in thy sorrow, of sinning For death is of life the beginning. Verse 2 The body is shrouded in mourning; The garlands, the casket adorning, Are emblems of hope that betoken, O Death, that thy power is broken. Verse 3 A dearly belov'd one hath left us; God hath in His Wisdom bereft us; But He will not leave us forsaken, We know that the dead shall awaken. Verse 4 When dawneth the glorious morrow, This body that we view with sorrow, A glorified form shall be given, Restored to its spirit in heaven. Verse 5 The seed that in springtime is planted, Is hid in the ground, but if granted A measure of sunshine and showers, Will spring into fruitage and flowers; Verse 6 A gift to the churchyard we tender, As dust to the dust we surrender; Returning the clay to its Maker, We lay it to rest in God's acre. Verse 7 A soul in that body abided, A soul that in Jesus confided, A soul that hath longed for salvation, And now hath found hope's consummation. Verse 8 O earth, we consign to thy keeping This body with sorrow and weeping; In peace to await resurrection, When it shall arise in perfection. Verse 9 O Christ, our soul's Maker and Lover; When time and earth's travail are over, Thou closest the grave's mournful story, And callest Thine own to Thy glory....

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