If Death My Friend And Me Divide
Words:Charles Wesley
Music:William Boyce
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Words: Charles Wesley
Music: "Chapel Royal" by William Boyce

Alternate tune: "Old 113th" attrib. Matthaus Greiter


If death my friend and me divide,
Thou dost not, Lord, my sorrow chide,
Or frown my tears to see;
Restrained from passionate excess,
Thou bidst me mourn in calm distress
For them that rest in Thee.

I feel a strong immortal hope,
Which bears my mournful spirit up
Beneath its mountain load;
Redeemed from death, and grief, and pain,
I soon shall find my friend again
Within the arms of God.

Pass a few fleeting moments more
And death the blessing shall restore
Which death has snatched away;
For me Thou wilt the summons send,
And give me back my parted friend
In that eternal day.
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