Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1864

Comments

Poetry and Music by Joseph W. Turner

Boston: Published by Oliver Ditson & Co., 277 Washington St.

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Abstract

“Bury me in the sunshine,”
Let its warm and gentle ray
Shine forth upon my sepulchre,
On each bright coming day;
With its brightness hov’ring o’er me
And its warmth upon the sod,
So peaceful I shall slumber,
While my soul returns to God.
So peaceful I shall slumber,
While my soul returns to God.

“Bury me in the sunshine,”
Tis a christian’s last request,
With the sweet flow’rs blooming round me,
And the verdure on my breast.
Thus I would be reposing, not in the darksome night,
But where the day’s immortal orb
Sheds its celestial light.
But where the days immortal orb
Sheds its celestial light.

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