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As the sweet flower that scents the morn

As the sweet flower that scents the morn

Author: J. W. Cunningham
Tune: STATHAMS
Published in 65 hymnals

Representative Text

1 As the sweet flower that scents the morn,
But withers in the rising day;
Thus lovely was this infant's dawn,
Thus swiftly fled its life away.

2 It died ere its expanding soul
Had ever burnt with wrong desires,
Had ever spurned at Heaven's control,
Or ever quenched its sacred fires.

3 It dies to sin, it died to cares,
But for a moment felt the rod:--
O mourner! such, the Lord declares,
Such are the children of our God!

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship, 1830

Author: J. W. Cunningham

Cunningham, John William, M.A., was born in London, Jan. 3, 1780, and educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated in honours, and subsequently became a Fellow of his College. In 1802 he was ordained to the Curacy of Ripley, in Surrey. The following year he removed to Ockham, and later to Clapham, where he was curate to the Rev. John Venn, who was the original of Berkeley in The Velvet Cushion. In 1811 he was presented by his family to the Vicarage of Harrow, which he held for fifty years. He died Sept. 30, 1861. He published, in addition to pamphlets on various subjects:— (1) World without Souls, 1805; (2) The Velvet Cushion, 4th ed. 1814; (3) De Ranee, a Poem, 1815; (4) Morning Thoughts on the Gospel of St. Matthew, 18… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As the sweet flower that scents the morn
Author: J. W. Cunningham
Source: Episcopal Collection

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 65 of 65)

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d33

A Collection of Hymns for the Sanctuary. Rev.ed. with a Supplement #d3

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #391

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #515

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #515

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #515

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #515

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #515

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #515

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCLXXXV

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #586

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #406

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #406

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A Collection of Sacred Song #39(H127)

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A Collection of Sacred Song #39(H127)

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #383

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Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #591

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #495

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Evangelical Hymns #476

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #262

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Hymnal #262

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Hymns and Tunes #259

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d34

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #582

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #582

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #762

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #762

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #605

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #127

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d14

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1072

Popular Hymns #d13

Popular Hymns Revised #d16

Popular Hymns #d14

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d38

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Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre #H127

Sing His Praise #d18

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Songs of Evangelism #166

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1072

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The Baptist Praise Book #1107

The Centennial Hymnal #d24

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d32

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d31

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The Christian Church Hymnal #380

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The Christian Hymn Book #1040

The Christian Hymnal #d42

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The Christian Hymnal #702

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The Christian hymnal #238

The Christian Psalmist #d37

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #262

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The Congregational Hymn Book #1031

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #142

The Gospel Hymnal #d36

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The Gospel Psalmist #660

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The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #H127

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #81

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #452

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #452

The Saints' Harp #d84

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #928

Two Hundred and Fifty-two Familiar Hymns #d13

Universalist Hymn Book #d32

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