Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding,The third verse:
O'er the spoils that death has won,
We would at this solemn meeting,
Calmly say thy will be done.
Tho' cast down we're not forsaken,
Though afflicted, not alone.
Thou didst give and thou hast taken,
Blessed Lord thy will be done.
Though today we're filled with mourning,As a side note, this hymn is also mentioned in The Sound of the Dove: Singing in Appalachian Primitive Baptist Churches by Beverly Bush Patterson (1995). Madison County, Georgia is recognized by the Appalachian Regional Commission as being part of the region.
Mercy still is on the throne;
With thy smiles and love returning,
We can sing, "Thy will be done."
David and Elizabeth J. Russell were married 19 December 1867 at Madison County.