Hymn for the National Funeral
A. W. AUNER, SONG PUBLISHER, N. E. COR. ELEVENTH & MARKET STS., PHILADELPHIA, PA.
Hymn for the National Funeral.
With humble heart and drooping brow,
Before Thy throne, great God, we bow;
Earth’s noblest state is naught but dust,
And Thou art all our souls can trust.
Not only fall the vile and vain,
Who seek no good, who scothe no pain;
But men whom angels must approve,
Whom nations bless, and Thou dost love.
For all he was, of great and good,
We thank Thee, in whose strength he stood;
For all he is, we praise Thy name;
His rest in heaven, on earth his fame.
With him relieved, Thy work proceeds,
New hands shall emulate his deeds;
While still from Heaven we hear his voice,
God reigns—let all the world rejoice.