Scripture Verse

Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. Revelation 14:13

Introduction

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Henry G. Ley
(1887–1962)

Words: Fred­er­ick L. Hos­mer, 1888. Hos­mer wrote these words for an East­er ser­vice at his church.

Music: Ge­lobt Sei Gott Mel­chi­or Vul­pi­us (cir­ca 1560–1615). Har­mo­ny by Hen­ry G. Ley (1887–1962) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Vul­pi­us (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Frederick L. Hosmer
(1840–1929)

Lyrics

O Lord of life, where’er they be,
Safe in Thine own eternity,
Our dead are living unto Thee:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

All souls are Thine, and here or there
They rest within Thy sheltering care;
One providence alike they share:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thy Word is true, Thy ways are just;
Above the requiem, Dust to dust,
Shall rise our psalm of grateful trust:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

O happy they in God who rest,
No more by fear and doubt oppressed,
Living or dying, they are blest:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!