Oh Lovely Appearance of Death

DESCRIPTION: "Oh lovely appearance of death, What sight upon earth is so fair? Not all the gay pageants that I breath Can with a dead body compare." Its pain is over. The singer longs to be free of the burdens of life
AUTHOR: George Whitefield (source: Lomax-Singing)
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (collected from Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Haskins)
KEYWORDS: death religious
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-Singing, pp. 38-39, "Oh Lovely Appearance of Death" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #15645
NOTES: Although George Whitefield was a Methodist, and supposedly wrote this for his own funeral, it does not appear in the Methodist hymnals at my disposal. It is perhaps not too surprising that it was collected from hardshell Baptists. - RBW
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