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Asleep Through Jesus, Blessed Sleep

by Mrs. Margaret Mackay (1802-1887)

Tune: Whitburn L.M.

1 ASLEEP through Jesus, blessed sleep
From which none ever wakes to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Where powerless is the last of foes.

2 Asleep through Jesus, oh, how sweet
To be for such a slumber meet,
With holy confidence to sing
That death has lost its venomed sting!

3 Asleep through Jesus, peaceful rest,
Whence waking we're supremely blest;
No fear, no woe shall dim the hour
That manifests the Saviour's power.

4 Asleep through Jesus: Yes, to be
From every earthly hindrance free,
While, in the consciousness of love
The spirit lives with Christ above.

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