Clay to clay, and dust to dust

Clay to clay, and dust to dust

Author: John Bowring
Published in 34 hymnals

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Clay to clay, and dust to dust!
Let them mingle,—for they must!
Give to earth the earthly clod,
For the spirit’s fled to God.

Never more shall midnight’s damp
Darken round this mortal lamp;
Never more shall noonday’s glance
Search this mortal countenance.

Look aloft! The spirit’s risen;
Death cannot the soul imprison:
’Tis in heaven that spirits dwell,
Glorious, though invisible.

Thither let us turn our view;
Peace is there, and comfort too;
There shall those we love be found,
Tracing life’s eternal round.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #406

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

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First Line: Clay to clay, and dust to dust
Author: John Bowring

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #406

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #406

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #560

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #560

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #560

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #560

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #560

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #560

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #562

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #560

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #502

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #655

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Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #157

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #545

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #545

Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d27

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #593

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Hymns of the Spirit #218

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d85

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The Altar, a Service Book for Sunday Schools (New and Enl. Ed.) #149

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d72

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d70

The Church Harp #d13

The Church Harp. Rev. ed. #d20

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