Grief Poetry: The Christian's Goodnight

A hymn for grieving, coping with death, healing

 

The Christian's Goodnight

By Sarah Doudney (c. 1871)

 

1. Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy rest;

    Lay down thy head upon the Savior’s breast;

    We loved thee well, but Jesus loves thee best

    Good night! Good night! Good night!

 

2. Calm is thy slumber as an infant’s sleep;

    But thou shall wake no more to toil and weep;

    Thine is a perfect rest, secure and deep

    Good night! Good night! Good night!

 

3. Until the shadows from this earth are cast,

    Until He gathers in His sheaves at last;

    Until the twilight gloom be over past

    Good night! Good night! Good night!

 

4. Until the Easter glory lights the skies,

    Until the dead in Jesus shall arise,

    And He shall come, but not in lowly guise

    Good night! Good night! Good night!

 

5. Until, made beautiful by love divine,

    Thou, in the likeness of thy Lord shall shine,

    And He shall bring that golden crown of thine

    Good night! Good night! Good night!

 

6. Only Good night, beloved not  farewell!

    A little while, and all His saints shall dwell

    In hallowed unison indivisible

    Good night! Good night! Good night!

 

7. Until we meet again before His throne,

    Clothed in the spotless robe He gives His own,

    Until we know even as we are known

    Good night!  Good night!  Good night!

            

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Comment by Snowflake on June 7, 2011 at 3:13am
What a wonderful poem!!  Iremember Jewl singing this...Thank Yoou!

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