930. Gently, dear Saviour, now we bring

1 Gently, dear Saviour, now we bring
The loved one death has called his own;
With all our griefs to thee we cling,
For unto thee our griefs are known.

2 Thy way is best; and though we weep,
We would not break this calm repose:
Thou givest thy beloved sleep,
And thou hast willed these eyes should close.

3 Blest be the grief that closer binds
Our mourning hearts, O Lord, to thee!
Blest be the faith, in death that finds
A hope of immmortality!

4 Thus dust to dust, and earth to earth,
And ashes cold we lay away
To wait that glad, immortal birth,
The promised resurrection day.

Text Information
First Line: Gently, dear Saviour, now we bring
Author: F. E. Belden
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Death and Resurrection
Tune Information
Composer: F. E. Belden
Meter: L. M.
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: Alternate tunes: #924 or 927.

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