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Another day is past, The hours forever fled

Another day is past, The hours forever fled

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 80 hymnals

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I. Another day is past,
The hours for ever fled,
And time is bearing me in haste,
To mingle with the dead.

II. Perhaps my closing eyes
No more may hail the light,
Seal'd up, before the morning rise,
In everlasting night.

III. But I've a part to live,
A never dying ray,
The soul, immortal, will survive
The ruins of her clay.

IV. This mortal frame must lie
Unconscious in the tomb,
But oh! where will my spirit fly,
And what will be her doom?

V. On the tremendous brink
Of vast eternity,
Where souls with strange amazement shrink,
What will my prospect be?

VI. When the dark gulph below,
With death and horror fraught,
Reveals its scenes of endless woe—
Oh dreadful, dreadful thought!

VII. But lo! yon shining skies
Beam down a chearful ray,
And bid my drooping hopes arise
To glorious realms of day.

VIII. 'Tis there my Saviour lives,
My Lord, my life, my light;
His blissful name my soul revives—
Adieu to death and night.

IX. He conquer'd death and hell,
And victorious love
Shall bear his ransom'd friends, to dwell
In his bright courts above.

X. Jesus! and art thou mine?
O let thy heav'nly voice
Confirm my hope with pow'r divine,
And bid my soul rejoice.

XI. Then shall my closing eyes,
Contended, sink to rest;
For if to night this body lies,
My spirit shall be blest.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #56

Author: Anne Steele

Anne Steele was born at Broughton, Hampshire, in 1717. Her father was a timber merchant, and at the same time officiated as the lay pastor of the Baptist Society at Broughton. Her mother died when she was 3. At the age of 19 she became an invalid after injuring her hip. At the age of 21 she was engaged to be married but her fiance drowned the day of the wedding. On the occasion of his death she wrote the hymn "When I survey life's varied scenes." After the death of her fiance she assisted her father with his ministry and remained single. Despite her sufferings she maintained a cheerful attitude. She published a book of poetry Poems on subjects chiefly devotional in 1760 under the pseudonym "Theodosia." The remaining works were published a… Go to person page >

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First Line: Another day is past, The hours forever fled
Author: Anne Steele
Source: Curtis's Coll.
Refrain First Line: And that shall ever be for ever and ever



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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #531Page Scan
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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #530Page Scan
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