Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Deacon Joseph Holbrook, Bellingham, MA - 1785

In Memory of Deac. Joseph
Holbrook who died July the
14th 1785 in the 71st
year of his age.

Joyful he leaves his house of clay,
On cherubs wings is borne away
Surrounded by a glorious throng;
Each one prepares to join the song.
Pleasure like rivers springs anew,
Heaven wide opens to his view,
Hark how the victor sings above,
O wondrous free and boundless love,
Loud songs of praise to God alone,
Blessings to Christ upon the throne
Replete with joy is every face,
On Jesus head the crown they place
Or flower bands of Edens plain
Kings, priests & heirs to God they reign.

North Bellingham Cemetery, Bellingham, Massachusetts

Carver: Joseph Barber, Jr.

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