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Soliloquy on the Eve of New Year's Day

My days and weeks, and months and years

Author: Thomas Greene (1780)
Published in 124 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

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1 My days, my weeks, my months, my years,
Fly rapid as the whirling spheres
Around the steady pole:
Time, like the tide, its motion keeps,
Till I must launch through boundless deeps,
Where endless ages roll.

2 The grave is near the cradle seen:
The moments swiftly pass between,
And whisper as they fly:
Unthinking man, remember this,
Though fond of sublunary bliss,
Thou soon must gasp and die.

3 My soul, attend the solemn call:
Thine earthly tent must quickly fall,
And thou must take thy flight
Beyond the vast expansive blue,
To sing and love as angels do,
Or sink in endless night.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #904

Author: Thomas Greene

Greene, Thomas, of Ware, was for some time a member of the Congregational body in that town. In 1778 a minority of the members, of Arian principles, having obtained the lease of the chapel, the majority seceded and built themselves the "Old Independent Chapel." Mr. Greene was one of these seceders (Miller's Singers & Songs, 1869, p. 314). His Hymns and Poems on Various Subjects, chiefly Sacred, were published in 1780 (2nd ed., 1797). From this work the hymn "It is the Lord, enthroned in light" (Resignation), is taken. In Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833, it begins, "It is the Lord, my covenant God." In modern collections it is found in both forms. Another hymn from the same work is "The more my conduct I survey " (Trusting in Jesus),… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My days and weeks, and months and years
Title: Soliloquy on the Eve of New Year's Day
Author: Thomas Greene (1780)
Meter: 8.8.6.8.8.6
Source: Poems on Various Subjects, Chiefly Sacred, by the Late Mr. Thomas Greene, of Ware, Hertfordshire. London: H. Goldney. 1780. 381 pp.
Language: English
Notes: Research by Marion J. Hatchett, 2003. (A Companion to the New Harp of Columbia, p. 148.) claims "Julian (1907) spells his last name "Greene", but the book of his poems spells it correctly: "Green" ". However the Library of Congress Name Authority and WorldCat records spell the name "Greene."
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Designed to Aid in the Devotions of Prayer, Conference, and Camp-Meetings #107Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d289
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d225
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #826Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for camp meetings, revivals, &c., for the use of the Primitive Methodists #18Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #402Page Scan
A Collection of original and select hymns and spiritual songs: for the use of Christian societies #CXXXIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #625Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #634Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #456Page Scan
A General Selection of the Newest and Most Admired Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use #d74
A General Selection of the Newest and Most Admired Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use. 2nd ed. #d65
A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d207
A New Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed for prayer, conference and camp-meetings #58Page Scan
A New Selection of Hymns: collected from various authors #6Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #630Page Scan
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d293
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d188
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #167Page Scan
Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d115
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #346bPage Scan
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #294Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d450
Conference Hymns. a new collection of hymns, designed especially for use in conference and prayer meetings, and family worship. #199Page Scan
Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs, for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being a collection #XXIVTextPage Scan
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs for ... Religious Assemblies and Private Christians ... 9th ed. #d107
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the Use of Religious Assemblies and Private Christians (7th Ed. Rev.) #24TextPage Scan
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians (Latest and largest ed.) #XXIPage Scan
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the Use of Religious Assemblies and Private Christians. 8th ed. #d106
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being formerly a collection (12th ed.) #15Page Scan
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S116Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #394Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #623Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #S12Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #S12Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #86Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs with Choruses Affixed; as Usually Sung at Camp-Meetings. 24th ed. #d75
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #S56Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d276
Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d91
Hymns for Social Meetings #94Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #580Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d303
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d181
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #348Page Scan
Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #395Page Scan
Hymns of Zion #d134
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d155
Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d210
Manual of Hymns: a Collection of Hymns, for Social and Family Worship #d62
Pilgrim's Songster #d52
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #394Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d524
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #152Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #655Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs ... for the Use of the United Church of Christ, Commonly Called Free Will Baptist #d182
Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d211
Revival Hymns #62Page Scan
Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d164
Sacred Melodies #d77
Sacred Melodies for Conference and Prayer Meetings, and for Social and Private Devotion (13th ed.) #57Page Scan
Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #424Page Scan
Sacred Melodies: for conference and prayer meetings and for social and private devotion (5th ed.) #62Page Scan
Select Hymns #d281
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #465Page Scan
Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d146
Select Melodies, Comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use not Found in the Standard Methodist Episcopal Hymnal #d147
Select Melodies; Comprising the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use, and not generally found in standard church hymn-books: as also a number of original pieces, and translations from...German #310Page Scan
Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d74
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #164Page Scan
Social and Camp-meeting Songs, for the Pious (9th ed. enl.) #68Page Scan
Social and Campmeeting Songs For the Pious (4th ed.) #68Page Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #574Page Scan
Social Melodies #d78
Songs for Social and Public Worship #688Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d263
Songs for Young and Old #d88
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #998Page Scan
Songs of the Morning: original and selected, in two volumes #158Page Scan
Songs of Zion #d119
The Baptist Harmony #d240
The Baptist Harmony #d242
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #543Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #394Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d362
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #B133Page Scan
The Book of Worship #413TextPage Scan
The Camp-Meeting Chorister: or, a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, for the pious of all denominations. To be sung at camp meetings, during revivals of religion, and on other occasions #26Page Scan
The Canadian Minstrel #d50
The Choice: in two parts. Part I containing psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs. Designed for public and private worship #S134
The Choice: in two parts; Part I, containing Psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs; designed for public and private worship (6th ed.) #S134Page Scan
The Choralist #d218
The Christian Harmony #d78
The Christian Lyre #73Page Scan
The Christian Lyre: adapted for use in families, prayer meetings, and revivals of religion #73Page Scan
The Christian Lyre: Vol I (8th ed. rev.) #73Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d612
The Harp: being a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to all purposes of social and religious worship #44Page Scan
The Knoxville Harmony of Music Made Easy #d51
The Manual of the Sacred Choir: a Selection of Tunes and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #d31



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