Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.@Revelation 14:13
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Henry G. Ley (1887-1962)

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

Gelobt Sei Gott Melchior Vulpius (circa 1560-1615); harmony by Henry G. Ley (1887-1962) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Frederick L. Hosmer (1840-1929)

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!