Eternal rest grant them, we pray (Charles H. Giffen)
- Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2013-12-10). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 66 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Copyright by the composer for CPDL, may be freely copied, distributed, performed or recorded. Revised, corrected edition uploaded 2013-12-10.
First published: 2013
Description: A hymn by Adam Wood, inspired by the Requiem Propers, set to the 88. 88 (L.M.) hymn tune Eisenach in an original harmonization. Words copyright by Adam Wood, CC BY 2.0.
Original text and translations
1. Eternal rest grant them, we pray
and shine the light of endless day.
Appoint for them a place with those
who in you died and in you rose.
2. Lord Jesus Christ, our Glorious King,
protect their souls from suffering.
Deliver them from darkness deep,
and give the angels guard to keep.
3. Receive our prayer and offering,
the tears we shed, the songs we sing.
Accept our sacrifice today
to aid the souls for whom we pray.
4. With them, and with us, Lord be near.
To you we cry, bend down your ear:
For in your mercy there is light,
you make the darkness ever bright.
5. Praise be to God, the Glorious King,
the Father, whom the angels sing.
Praise be to Christ, His only Son
Praise to the Spirit, with Them One.