1 Another year of life is gone?
Thus far thy God has helped thee on.
On mercies past, as years roll by,
Look back, my soul with grateful eye,
And now, once more, rejoice to raise
Thy Ebenezer to His praise!
2 The unknown future lies before;
Its secrets seek not to explore.
Onward and upward tread the road
From day to day marked out by God.
Faint, yet pursuing, thou shalt see,
That as thy day thy strength shall be.
3 And when thy steps draw nearer home,
Fear not; the promised sign will come,
At evening time it shall be light,
To chase the gloom from death’s short night,
Which swift as thought shall pass away,
Dissolved in everlasting day!
Holme, Thomas, brother of the above, was born Aug. 8, 1793, and educated at Appleby Grammar School. Taking Holy Orders in 1817, he was for twenty years Head Master of Kirby Bavensworth Grammar School. Subsequently he was Vicar of East Cowton, Yorkshire, where he died Jan. 20, 1872. From Hymns & Sacred Poetry, 1861 (the joint work of himself and his brother1 James), the following hymns are taken:—
1. Behold the lilies of the field, How gracefully, &c. Flower Service.
2. Lord, in mine agony of pain. Resignation.
3. The Christian's path shines more and more. Growth in Holiness. This hymn previously appeared in a local collection about 1850.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology
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Dmitri Stephanovich Bortnianski (b. Gloukoff, Ukraine, 1751; d. St. Petersburg, Russia, 1825) was a Russian composer of church music, operas, and instrumental music. His tune ST. PETERSBURG (also known as RUSSIAN HYMN) was first published in J. H. Tscherlitzky's Choralbuch (1825).
The tune is suppo…
Display Title: Another Year Of Life Is Gone?First Line: Another year of life is gone?Tune Title: ST. PETERSBURGAuthor: Thomas HolmeMeter: 88.88.88Source: Hymns and Sacred Poetry (Christian Book Society, 1861)