O Lord of life, wherever
if you do not hear the tune, click
O Lord of life, wherever they be,
safe in thine own eternity,
our dead are living unto thee.
All souls are thine, and, here or there,
they rest within thy sheltering care.
One providence alike they share.
Thy word is true, thy ways are just;
above the requiem, "Dust to dust,"
shall rise our psalm of grateful trust.
Oh, happy they in God who rest,
no more by fear and doubt oppressed;
living or dying, they are blessed.
Words: Frederick L. Hosmer, 1888, Chicago Unity, n.d.,
The Thoughts of God in Hymns and Poems, second series, 1894
Tune: Giovanni P. da Palestrina, Magnificat in the
Third Mode, 1591;
adapted by William H. Monk, Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861
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