North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Faint


Faint Asby

(S). We live to die and die to live again. Sacred memory of John Faint of Water Houses, who died April 5th, 1809, Aged 59 years. Also of Mary his Daughter who died Aug. 2Sth, 1808, Aged 29 Yrs. This Stone is erected at the Request of his Daughter Agnes, Wife of John Beck who departed this life April 25th, 1816, Aged 30 years. What tho' in this Vale of tears Our sorrows may abound And for afflictions mortal stroke No cure can here be found. Our Life is hid with Christ in God, When Christ our Life appears His people he'll with glory crown And wipe away their tears. Also Isabella wife of John Faint, who died October 3, l836, aged 84 years.