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We Love God’s Acre Round the ChurchRev. William Henry Draper (1855-1933)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
858God’s AcreJ. Varley Roberts (1841-1920)Common Meter Double (8.6.8.6.D.)

1We love God’s acre round the Church
Where our beloved rest;
A quiet not of earth is there,
Too deep to be expressed;
But there are hearts as dear as they
Who never there will come,
They heard the Voice that all obey,
When they were far from home.
2Some on the battlefield were called
And some upon the sea;
Their grave our eyes may not behold
Or know where it can be:
But there is One Whose watchful care,
Wherever they may lie,
Will mark them in the common dust
And number them on high.
3Though scattered far about the world,
In strange and far off lands,
His mighty love will build for them
The house not made with hands.
In that imperishable home,
In Heaven’s diviner air,
O may we meet them, gracious Lord,
And with them praise Thee there. Amen.
2 Timothy2:19Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

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