Scripture Verse

If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. 1 Thessalonians 4:14


Words: Ed­ward A. Day­man, Sar­um Hym­nal 1868.

Music: The Last Sleep Jo­seph Barn­by, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Day­man (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Sleep thy last sleep, free from care and sor­row;
Rest, where none weep, till th’eter­nal mor­row;
Though dark waves roll o’er the silent ri­ver,
Thy fainting soul Je­sus can deliver.

Life’s dream is past, all its sin, its sad­ness,
Brightly at last, dawns a day of glad­ness:
Under thy sod, earth, receive our trea­sure,
To rest in God, waiting all His plea­sure.

Though we may mourn those in life the dear­est,
They shall return, Christ, when Thou ap­pear­est:
Soon shall thy voice comfort those now weep­ing,
Bidding rejoice all in Je­sus sleep­ing.