How beautiful and true the life
Of our dear friend and brother!
He looked above earth’s sin and strife,
To joys that live forever.
How sweet to think that by and by,
Our spirits filled with gladness,
Thro’ Jesus’ name, we’ll meet on high,
Where comes no sin or sadness.
He sought to do the Savior’s will,
Now rest, sweet rest, is given,
And tho’ the flesh lies cold and still,
The spirit lives in Heaven.
Oh, let us ever faithful be,
’Till we shall meet in glory,
Then thro’ a blest eternity,
We’ll sing redemption’s story.