We Shall Sleep, but Not Forever

Words by Mrs. M. A. Kidder Music by S. J. Vail

"We shall sleep, but not forever,
There will be a glorious dawn.”




Mrs. Kidder is believed to be the author of about one thousand hymns, some of which have become very popular. I set a number of her pieces to music. This hymn and, ”Is my name written there? ”are perhaps her most widely known compositions. She died in Chelsea, Mass., November 25, 1905, in her eighty-sixth year.