"Asleep in Jesus! Blessed Sleep"
by Margaret Mackay 1802-1887
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.416
1. Asleep, in Jesus! Blessed sleep,
From which none ever wakes to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes.
2. Asleep in Jesus! Oh, how sweet
To be for such a slumber meet,
With holy confidence to sing
That death has lost his venomed sting!
3. Asleep tn Jesus! Peaceful rest,
Whose waking is supremely blest
No fear, no woe, shall dim that hour
That manifests the Savior's power.
4. Asleep In Jesus! Oh, for me
May such a blissful refuge be!
Securely shall my ashes lie
And wait the summons from on high.
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Hymn #587 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: 1 Thess. 4:14
Author: Margaret Mackay, 1832, cento
Composer: William B. Bradbury, 1843
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