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Much has been speculated about why Lizzie chose to have this particular hymn sung at her wake at Maplecroft.  Here is yet another, and very romantic version about the background on the hymn- one which probably appealed to Lizzie who was somewhat sentimental.

http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/m/a/i/mainctry.htm

Vida Turner, who sang the hymn as requested, then never mentioned it again, would be amazed that it is still a topic of interest and discussion so many years later.  Perhaps there is no secret message here- it may simply have been the romantic story behind the writing of it which captured Lizzie’s attention.