Memorial to Dr James Lister

Halifax Parish Church

Memorial to Dr James Lister in Halifax Parish Church

Inscription for Dr James Lister and his wife Mary in Halifax Parish Church

H. S. E.
JACOBUS LISTER, de Shibden-Hall, Gens.
Qui Nov. 14, A.D. 1729, Æt. 56, triste Sui desiderium
Viduæ Liberisq; decem reliquit.
Prosiliunt lacrimæ – sed adest spes certa salutis,
Christus, qui mortis vincula rupta dedit.
Hic jubet ut memores recolamus gaudia Vitæ
Venturæ, et Cæli quæ civis habet
JAMES LISTER, GENT., who left a disconsolate widow and 10 children.
Nature will weep – but O repress the tear,
Since Christ and his salvation are so near.
The gospel loud invites us to rejoice,
Who wou'd not hearken to a Saviour's voice?
His dear requests with pleasure we obey,
And wait the morning of a happier day
In the same grave is interr'd the body of
MARY, widow of the said JAMES LISTER;
She dy'd Jany 5th 1756, aged 79.
Bless'd are the dead PROCLAIMS THE VOICE ABOVE,
Who die in Christ, abiding in his Love.
They rest from Labour in the peaceful Tomb,
Shall rise to Glory in the Life to come.
J. L. F. N. M. P. C *

* Johannes Lister filius natu maximus poni curavit

The verse was composed by James Lister

© Malcolm Bull 2022
Revised 18:26 / 19th December 2022 / 3603

Page Ref: PH841

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