Unveil Thy Bosom Faithful Tomb


Unvail thy bosom, faithful tomb,
Take this new treasure to they trust,
And give these sacred relics room
To seek a slumber in the dust.

Nor pain, nor grief, nor anxious fear,
Invade thy bounds. No mortal woes
Can reach the peaceful sleeper here,
And angels watch his soft repose.

So Jesus slept; God’s dying son
Passed through the grave and blest the bed;
Rest here blest saint, till from his throne
The morning break and pierce the shade.

Break from his throne, illustrious morn,
Attend O earth! his sovereign word;
Restore thy trust, a glorious form;
He must ascend to meet his Lord.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors,