Sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.@1 Thessalonians 4:13
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William Boyce (1710-1779)

Charles Wesley, Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762), Volume II, number 632, pages 324-25.

Chapel Royal William Boyce, in A Collection of Melodies for the Psalms of David, circa 1765 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

If death my friend and me divide,
Thou dost not, Lord, my sorrow chide,
Or frown my tears to see;
Restrained from passionate excess,
Thou bidst me mourn in calm distress
For them that rest in Thee.

I feel a strong immortal hope,
Which bears my mournful spirit up
Beneath its mountain-load:
Redeemed from death, and grief, and pain,
I soon shall find my friend again
Within the arms of God.

Pass a few fleeting moments more
And death the blessing shall restore
Which death has snatched away;
For me Thou wilt the summons send,
And give me back my parted friend
In that eternal day.