Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist
Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore
Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard
First Line: He is gone to the grave but we will not deplore him
Topic: <no topic given>
Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>
Meter: 12s and 11s
Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>
Page Number: 080, click to see hymnal pages
He is gone to the grave, but we will not deplore him,
Tho' sorrows and darkness en-com-pass the tomb,
The Sa-viour has passed thro' its por-tals be-fore him,
And the lamp of His love was thy guide through the gloom,
And the lamp of his love was his guide through the gloom.
He has gone to the grave! we no longer behold him,
Nor tread the rough path of the world by his side;
But the wide arms of mercy were spread to enfold him,
And sinners may hope, since the Saviour hath died.
He has gone to the grave! and its mansion forsaking,
Perhaps his tried spirit in doubt lingered long;
But the sunshine of heaven beamed bright on his waking,
And the sound that he heard was the seraphim's song.
He has gone to the grave! but 't were wrong to deplore him,
When God was his ransom, his guardian, and guide;
He gave him, and took him, and soon will restore him,
And death hath no sting since the Saviour hath died.