|Text:||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.
|First Line:||Wherefore should I make my moan|
|Title:||Wherefore Should I Make My Moan?|
|Source:||Hymns and Sacred Poems, Vol. 1, 1749|
|Notes:||Alternate tunes: PILOT by John E. Gould, VERONA by John H. Deane|
|Composer:||Richard Redhead (1853)|
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