Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep,
From which none ever wakes to weep:
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes.
Asleep in Jesus! Oh how sweet
To be for such a slumber meet!
With holy confidence to sing
That death has lost his venomed sting!
Asleep in Jesus! peaceful rest,
Whose waking is supremely blest:
No fear, no woe, shall dim that hour
That manifests the Saviour’s pow’r.
Asleep in Jesus! Oh, for me
May such a blissful refuge be:
Securely shall my ashes lie,
And wait the summons from on high.
Asleep in Jesus! time nor space
Affects this precious hiding place:
On Indian plains or Lapland snows,
Believers find the same repose.