Scripture: Romans 8:38
Time Signature: 4/4
Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
Verse 1: When death shall come, and come it will, Those left will surely grieve. The parting, if abrupt or still, Is sad for the bereaved.
Verse 2: Our daily lives are ever changed; We miss the one who’s gone; Our daily walks seem dimly strange, Like night before the dawn.
Verse 3: While we are sad to say goodbye And sorrowful at death, God’s peace, transcending ev’ry cry, Bestows eternal breath.
Verse 4: If one who is departed now Was serving Christ our King, We know that one will be endowed With joys that heaven brings.