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Hymn score of: Holy Slumberer, rest in peace! - Easter Eve (Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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Holy Slumberer, rest in peace! - Easter Eve
(Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Easter Eve.

1. Holy Slumberer, rest in peace!
Now thy toils and conflicts cease;
  now the glorious victory won,
  death and Satan overthrown,
    soon will burst the exulting strain,
    "Worthy is the Lamb once slain!"
    "Worthy is the Lamb once slain!" PDF - Midi

2. We are watching round thy tomb;
angel wings flit through the gloom,
  and the blissful morn draws nigh
  when, through earth, and air, and sky,
    shall the wondrous news be spread –
    "Christ is risen from the dead!"
    "Christ is risen from the dead!"

3. Happy those who saw thee then,
"fairer than the sons of men";
  happy those to whom 'twas given
  to behold thee rise to heaven!
    We a blessing, too, receive,
    "who, not having seen, believe",
    "who, not having seen, believe".

4. Saviour of once ruined man!
sealed is the stupendous plan:
  on its bright, triumphant close
  firmly all our hopes repose.
    Oh! to feel each day, each hour,
    more thy resurrection's power,
    more thy resurrection's power.

Charlotte Elliott, Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott, 119-120. (Repetitions added).

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