Rejoice for a brother deceased
Rejoice for a brother deceased. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).
This is from Wesley’s Funeral Hymns (1746). The original text was as follows:
Rejoice for a Brother deceas’d, (Our Loss is his infinite Gain)A Soul out of Prison releas’d, And freed from its bodily Chain:With Songs let us follow his Flight And mount with his Spirit above,Escap’d to the Mansions of Light, And lodg’d in the Eden of Love.
Our Brother the Haven hath gain’d, Out-flying the Tempest and Wind, His Rest He hath sooner obtain’d, And left his Companions behind; Still toss’d on a Sea of Distress, Hard toiling to make the Blest Shore, Where all is Assurance and Peace, And Sorrow and Sin are no more.
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