Scripture Verse

He was buried. 1 Corinthians 15:4

Introduction

Words: Sa­lo­mo Franck, 1685 (So ruh­est du, o meine Ruh). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Ar­thur T. Rus­sell, Psalms and Hymns (Cam­bridge, Eng­land: John Deigh­ton, 1851), num­ber 103.

Music: O Trau­rig­keit, com­pos­er un­known (Mainz, Ger­ma­ny: 1628) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Thou who has blest my soul with rest,
Now of Thy rest partakest:
My dead spirit, by Thy death,
Thou from sleep awakest.

Thou, my life’s breath, art cold in death:
This hath Thy love procurèd:
Oh the fervor of that love
Which e’en death endurèd!

True life I know from Thee doth flow;
Thy voice will me awaken:
Shall my heart that hopes in Thee
Be with terrors shaken?

This dust that lies, securely lies,
And shall be raised immortal:
Then in light adorned, it shall
Burst death’s gloomy portal.

For Thy repose from all Thy woes,
Take, Lord, my thankful spirit:
Daily thoughts of thankful love,
Lord, Thy death doth merit.