Christian Worship Adieu To A Departed Christian Friend.

Farewell, thou once a mortal,
Our poor, afflicted friend;
Go, pass the heavenly portal,
To God, thy glorious end.

The Author of thy being
Hath summoned thee away;
And faith is lost in seeing,
And night in endless day.

With those that went before thee,
The saints of ancient days,
Who shine in sacred story,
Thy soul hath found its place.

No loss of friends shall grieve thee;
That-we alone must bear;
They cannot, cannot leave thee,
Thy kind companions there.

From all thy care and sorrow
Thou art escaped to-day;
And we shall mount to-morrow,
And soar to thee away.