9211. Wherefore Should I Make My Moan?

1 Wherefore should I make my moan,
Now the darling child is dead?
He to early rest is gone,
He to paradise is fled;
I shall go to him, but he
Never shall return to me.

2 God forbids his longer stay,
God recalls the precious loan,
God hath taken him away,
From my bosom to His own;
Surely what He wills is best,
Happy in His will I rest.

3 Faith cries out, "It is the Lord!
Let Him do as seems Him good";
Be Thy holy name adored,
Take the gift awhile bestowed;
Take the child, no longer mine,
Thine he is, forever Thine.

Text Information
First Line: Wherefore should I make my moan
Title: Wherefore Should I Make My Moan?
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 77.77.77
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems, Vol. 1, 1749
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: PILOT by John E. Gould, VERONA by John H. Deane
Tune Information
Composer: Richard Redhead (1853)
Meter: 77.77.77
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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