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DEATH OF A BROTHER




How blest is our brother bereft
Of all that could burden his mind;
How easy the soul that has left
This wearisome body behind!
Of evil incapable thou.
Whose relics with envy I see,
No longer in misery now.
No longer a sinner like me.


This earth is affected no more
With sickness, or shaken with pain:
The war in the members is o'er,
And never shall vex him again;
No anger henceforward, or shame.
Shall redden his innocent clay;
Extinct is the animal flame,
And passion is vanish'd away.


This languishing head is at rest.
Its thinking and aching are o'er;
This quiet, immoveable breast
Is heav'd by affliction no more;
This heart is no longer the seat
Of trouble and torturing pain;
It ceases to flutter and beató
It never shall flutter again.


The lids he so seldom could close,
By sorrow forbidden to sleep,
Seal'd up in eternal repose,
Have strangely forgotten to weep;
These fountains can yield no suppliesó
These hollows from water are free;
The tears are all wip'd from these eyes.
And evil they never shall see.


To mourn and to suffer is mine,
While bound in a prison I breathe,
And still for deliverance pine.
And press to the issues of death.
What now with my tears I bedew,
Oh shall I not shortly become!
My spirit created anew,
Ere I am consign'd to the tomb!

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Rev 14:13;
      MUSIC
      Name: LLANGRISTIOLUS
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1870
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 7Bb
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
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