Old Age Approaching, or Man Frail and Mortal

Eternal God, enthroned on high

Published in 52 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Eternal God! enthron'd on high!
Whom angel-hosts adore;
Who yet to suppliant dust art nigh,
thy presence I implore.

2 O guide me down the steep of age,
And keep my passions cool;
Teach me to scan the sacred page,
And practice every rule.

3 My flying years time urges on,
What's human must decay;
My friends, my young companions gone,
Can I expect to stay?

4 Can I exemption plead, when death
Projects his awful dart?
Can med'cines then prolong my breath,
Or virtue shield my heart?

5 Ah! no--then smooth the mortal hour,
On thee my hope depends;
Support me with almighty power,
While dust to dust descends.

6 Then shall my soul, O gracious God!
(While angels join the lay)
Admitted to the bless'd abode,
Its endless anthems pay.

7 Through heav'n, howe'er remote the bound,
Thy matchless love proclaim,
And join the choir of saints that sound
Their great Redeemer's name.



Source: The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCLXVII

Text Information

First Line: Eternal God, enthroned on high
Title: Old Age Approaching, or Man Frail and Mortal
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Williams Collection
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d70

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A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d125

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #374

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #524

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Hymns for Christian Melody #792

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Hymns, Selected from the Most Approved Authors, for the use of Trinity Church, Boston #53

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Parish Psalmody #d156

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Sacred Poetry #331

Sacred poetry #d93

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Sacred Poetry #aH.LV

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Sacred Poetry #H.LV

Select Hymns #d107

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Select Hymns #219

Supplement to Watts #d107

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d146

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1215

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The Baptist Hymn Book #684

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The Christian Harmonist #86

The Christian Hymn Book #d143

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d146

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The Christian Psalmist #637

The Church Hymn Book #d229

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d103

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #CCLXVII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CCLXVII

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1242

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #550

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #550

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #550

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