Nursery Rhymes

We Shall Sleep, But Not Forever

We Shall Sleep, But Not Forever Lyrics and Music

The sincere words and lyrics of the glorious hymn begin with "We shall sleep, but not forever, There will be a glorious dawn!" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "We Shall Sleep, But Not Forever" hymn were written by its American author Mary Ann Pepper Kidder. The author of the hymn, Mary Ann Pepper Kidder, was born on March 16, 1820 and died on November 25, 1905. The name of the composer of the wonderful music that accompanies the "We Shall Sleep, But Not Forever" song of praise has unfortunately been lost over time. We have placed "We Shall Sleep, But Not Forever" in the category of Funeral Songs. Enjoy the sincere lyrics of this popular Christian song and undefined church hymn.

We Shall Sleep, But Not Forever Hymn
Title: We Shall Sleep, But Not Forever *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Mary Ann Pepper Kidder *** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Hymns Category: Funeral Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the sincere words of the "We Shall Sleep, But Not Forever" lyrics, Mary Ann Pepper Kidder (March 16, 1820-November 25, 1905), was born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States and achieved fame as a Methodist Episcopal hymn writer.

We Shall Sleep, But Not Forever Lyrics

We shall sleep, but not forever,
There will be a glorious dawn!
We shall meet to part, no, never,
On the resurrection morn!
From the deepest cave of ocean,
From the desert and the plain,
From the valley and the mountain,
Countless throngs shall rise again.

Refrain

We shall sleep, but not forever,
There will be a glorious dawn!
We shall meet, to part, no, never,
On the resurrection morn!

When we see a precious blossom,
That we tended with such care,
Rudely taken from our bosom,
How our aching hearts despair!
Round its little grave we linger,
Till the setting sun is low,
Feeling all our hopes have perished,
With the flow'r we cherished so.

Refrain

We shall sleep, but not forever,
In the lone and silent grave:
Blessèd be the Lord that taketh,
Blessèd be the Lord that gave.
In the bright eternal city,
Death can never, never come!
In His own good time He'll call us,
From our rest, to home, sweet home.

Refrain

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: We Shall Sleep, But Not Forever
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Mary Ann Pepper Kidder (March 16, 1820 to November 25, 1905)
Nationality of Author: American
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Unknown
Hymn Category: Funeral Songs
First Line of Hymn: "We shall sleep, but not forever, There will be a glorious dawn!"
First Publication Date: 1858

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