11980. Through Sorrow's Night And Danger's Path

1 Through sorrow’s night and danger’s path,
Amid the deepening gloom,
We soldiers of an injured king
Are marching to the tomb.

2 There, when the turmoil is no more,
And all our powers decay,
Our cold remains in solitude
Shall sleep the years away.

3 Our labors done, securely laid
In this our last retreat,
Unheeded o’er our silent dust
The storms of life shall beat.

4 Yet not thus lifeless, thus inane,
The vital spark shall lie,
For o’er life’s wreck that spark shall rise
To seek its kindred sky.

5 These ashes too, this little dust,
Our Father’s care shall keep,
Till the last angel rise, and break
The long and dreary sleep.

6 Then love’s soft dew o’er every eye
Shall shed its mildest rays,
And dust, long silent, loud will burst
With shouts of endless praise.

Text Information
First Line: Through sorrow’s night and danger’s path
Title: Through Sorrow's Night And Danger's Path
Author: Henry K. White, 1785-1806 (alt.)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: DUNFERMLINE from Scottish Psalter, 1615; YORK from Scottish Psalter, 1650
Tune Information
Composer: Samuel Parkman Tuckerman (1848)
Meter: CM
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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