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First Line: Thou art gone to the grave - but we will not deplore thee
Last Line: Where death hath no sting, since the savior hath died.
Variant Title(s): Hymns: At A Funeral
Subject(s): Consolation; Death; Friendship; Dead, The


Thou art gone to the grave -- but we will not deplore thee,
Though sorrows and darkness encompass the tomb;
The Savior has passed through its portals before thee,
And the lamp of His love is thy guide through the gloom.
Thou art gone to the grave -- we no longer behold thee,
Nor tread the rough path of the world by thy side;
But the wide arms of mercy are spread to enfold thee,
And sinners may hope, since the Sinless had died.
Thou art gone to the grave -- and, its mansion forsaking,
Perhaps thy tried spirit in doubt lingered long,
But the sunshine of heaven beamed bright on thy waking
And the song which thou heard'st was the seraphim's song.
Thou art gone to the grave -- but 't were wrong to deplore thee,
When God was thy ransom, thy guardian, thy guide;
He gave thee, and took thee, and soon will restore thee,
Where death hath no sting, since the Savior hath died.




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