Scripture Verse

Depart in peace. James 2:16

Introduction

Words: Sa­rah F. Adams, in Hymns and An­thems, by Will­iam J. Fox (Lon­don: 1841).

Music: Be­a­trice Will­iam W. Coe, 1895 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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

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Sarah F. Adams
(1805–1848)

Lyrics

Part in peace: is day before us?
Praise His name for life and light;
Are the shadows lengthening o’er us?
Bless His care who guards the night.

Part in peace: with deep thanksgiving,
Rendering, as we homeward tread,
Gracious service to the living,
Tranquil memory to the dead.

Part in peace: such are the praises
God our Maker loveth best;
Such the worship that upraises
Human hearts to heavenly rest.