Scripture Verse

It was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season. Revelation 6:11


Words: Ri­chard F. Lit­tle­dale, Priest’s Pray­er Book 1864.

Music: Bar­ragh John Che­tham, Book of Psal­mo­dy 1718 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Lit­tle­dale or Chet­ham (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O Lord, to whom the spirits live
Of all the faithful passed away,
Unto their path that brightness give
Which shineth to the perfect day.


O Lamb of God, Re­deem­er blest,
Grant them eter­nal light and rest.

Bless Thou the dead which die in Thee;
As Thou hast given them release;
So quicken them Thy face to see,
And give them ev­er­last­ing peace.


In Thy green, pleasant pastures feed
The sheep which Thou hast summoned hence;
And by the still, cool waters lead
Thy flock in loving providence.


How long, O holy Lord, how long
Must we and they expectant wait
To hear the gladsome bridal song,
To see Thee in Thy royal state?


O hearken, Sav­ior, to their cry,
O rend the heavens and come down,
Make up the jewels speedily,
And set them in Thy golden crown.


Direct us with Thine arm of might,
And bring us, perfected with them,
To dwell within Thy city bright,
The heavenly Je­ru­sa­lem.