Despair Not O Heart Lyrics (Traditional Hymn)
Despair Not O Heart
Traditional Hymn

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Download the PDF Chord Charts 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
InstrumentsGuitar, Ukelele, Piano
File TypePDF
Available Keys A, Ab, B, Bb, C, C#, D, Db, E, Eb, F, F#, G, G#, Gb, Numbers, Numerals
ThemesFuneral, Abiding, Adoration, Aspiration, Awakening, Blood, Christ, Church, Confidence, Death, Earth, Easter, Glory, Heart, Heaven, Hope, Mourning, Jesus, Life, Peace, Perfect, Power, Rest, Restoration, Resurrection, Salvation, Sorrow, Spirit, Surrender, Gift, Wisdom, Soul, Body, Broken, Time, Sadness, Promises, Hymn, Traditional


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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