Eternity is just at hand

Eternity is just at hand

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 137 hymnals

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1 Eternity is just at hand!--
And shall I waste my ebbing sand;
And careless view departing day,
And throw my inch of time away?

2 But an eternity there is
Of endless wo, or endless bliss;
And swift as time fulfils its round,
We to eternity are bound.

3 What countless millions of mankind
Have left this fleeting world behind!
They're gone! but where?--ah, pause and see,
Gone to a long eternity.

4 Sinner! canst thou for ever dwell
In all the fiery deeps of hell;
And is death nothing, then, to thee;
Death, and a dread eternity?


Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #242

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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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d47

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d107

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d84

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d73

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #222

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #346

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d127

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d84

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from the Best Authors #d60

Baptist Harmony #d66

Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d31

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d122

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d248

Conference Hymns for Social Worship. 8th ed. #d34

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #234

Family Hymns #d59

General Baptist Hymn Book #d125

Heavenly Echoes #d35

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d125

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Hymns for Christian Melody #840

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Hymns for Social Meetings #97

Hymns for Social Worship. 6th ed. #d54

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Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #146

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #319

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Hymns for the Camp. (3rd ed. rev. and enl.) #129

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #1108

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d112

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d82

Hymns of Zion #d62

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d98

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #242

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #242

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #242

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New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #223

Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d27

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d170

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d180

Revival Hymns #d36

Revival Hymns #d20

Revival Hymns #d17

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Revival Hymns (Rev. ed.) #26

Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d70

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #288

Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d99

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #253

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #326

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #117.326

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The Baptist Hymn Book #326

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d150

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #821

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The Baptist Praise Book #557

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #377

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d83

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d93

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