Scripture Verse

…and was carried by the angels.@Luke 16:22

Introduction

Words: Mrs. M. S. Fack­er­ell (verses 1–2) & Hen­ry S. Per­kins (vers­es 3–4), in The Col­lege Hymn and Tune Book, ed­it­ed by Hen­ry Per­kins & W. War­ren Bent­ley (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1868).

Music: Sel­çuk Hen­ry S. Per­kins (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry S. Perkins
(1833–1914)

Lyrics

Calmly she faded as fades the summer,
Sweetly she whispered, Soon I’ll be there;
Fair was the morning, early departed,
Brighter thy noonday, Heav’n dawns for thee;
So ’twas she faded, as fades the summer,
So ’twas she whispered, Heav’n dawns for me.

Sadly around her, warm tears were falling,
Gently to soothe her, kind friends were near;
Sweetly she murmured, Cease, cease your weeping,
Heav’ns gate is open, angels are here!

So ’twas she faded, as fades the summer,
So ’twas she whispered, Angels are here.

Calm as the evening, clear as the morning,
Bright hopes of glory to her were giv’n;
Earth’s charms were fading, angels were singing,
Said she at parting, Meet me in Heav’n.
So ’twas she faded, as fades the summer,
So ’twas she whispered, Meet me in Heav’n.

Joys of the future home with her Savior,
Where all is peaceful for ever more;
Smiling and cheerful, lisped she to dear ones,
Come to the Savior, Jesus says come.
So ’twas she faded, as fades the summer,
So ’twas she whispered, Jesus says come.