Advent Hymnals

931. SWEET BE THY REST

Christ in Song,

1.
Sweet be thy rest,
And peaceful thy sleeping;
God's way is best,
Thou art in his keeping.
O blessed sleep,
Where ills ne'er molest thee!
Why should we weep?
For heaven hath blessed thee:
Sweet be thy rest.

2.
Thy work is done,
Thy sowing and reaping;
Thy crown is won,
And hush'd is thy weeping.
From tears and woes,
From earth's midnight dreary,
Thine is repose
Where none ever weary:
Sweet be thy rest.

3.
Sweet be thy rest;
No more we may greet thee
Till with the blest
In heaven we meet thee.
O union sweet,
That death can not sever!
There we shall meet,
Where sad tears fall never:
Sweet be thy rest.

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Title Sweet Be Thy Rest
Key Dâ™­ Major
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First Line Sweet be thy rest
Author F. E. Belden
Year 1908
Composer D. S. Hakes
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Tune BYRON
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Chorus
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Subjects Special Occasions: Funeral Hymns
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