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St. Millicent

 

(7.7.4.)

Composed for "Church Hymns with Tunes", S.P.C.K., 1874.

1 Let no tears to-day be shed,
Holy is the narrow bed.
  2 Death eternal life bestows,
Open heavens portal throws.
    Alleluia!       Alleluia!
 
3 And no peril waits at last
Him who now away hath past.
  4 Not salvation hardly won,
Not the meed of race well run.
    Alleluia!       Alleluia!
         
5 But the pity of the Lord
Gives His child a full reward.
  6 Grants the prize without the course;
Crowns, without the battles force.
    Alleluia!       Alleluia!
 
7 God, who loveth innocence,
Hates to take His darling hence.
  8 Christ, when this sad life is done,
Join us to Thy little one.
    Alleluia!       Alleluia!

9 And in Thine own tender love,
Bring us to the ranks above.
    Alleluia! Amen.

Paris Missal, C18, tr. R. F. Littledale. .

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