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melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)Key of C
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Text: Magnus Brostrup Landstad
Music: Christopher Ernst Fredrik Weyse
Tune: Den Signede Dag
LBW/WOV Hymn: #342
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #273
Scripture: Revelation 14:13b
1 I know of a sleep in Jesus' name,
A rest from all toil and sorrow;
Earth folds in her arms my weary frame
And shelters it till the morrow.
My soul is at home with God in heav'n,
Her sorrows are past and over.
2 I know of a peaceful eventide;
And when I am faint and weary,
At times with the journey sorely tried,
Through hours that are long and dreary,
Then often I yearn to lay me down
And sink into blissful slumber.
3 I know of a morning bright and fair
When tidings of joy shall wake us,
When songs from on high shall fill the air
And God to his glory take us,
When Jesus shall bid us rise from sleep--
How joyous that hour of waking!
4 Now opens the Father's house above,
The names of the blest are given:
Lord, gather us there; let none we love
Be missed in the joys of heaven.
Vouchsafe thou us all a place with thee;
We ask through our dear Redeemer.
7 O Jesus, draw near my dying bed
And take me into thy keeping
And say when my spirit hence is fled,
"This child is not dead, but sleeping."
And leave me not, Savior, till I rise
To praise thee in life eternal.