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Fly, ye seasons, fly still faster

Fly, ye seasons, fly still faster

Author: Thomas Kelly
Tune: BENEDICTION (Mann)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Fly, ye seasons, fly still faster;
Let the glorious day come on,
When we shall behold our Master
Seated on His heavenly throne;
Then the Savior
Shall descend to claim His own.

2. What is earth with all its treasures,
To the joy the Gospel brings?
Well may we resign its pleasures,
Jesus gives us better things;
All His people
Draw from Heaven’s eternal springs.

3. But if here we taste of pleasure,
What will Heaven itself afford?
There our joy will know no measure;
There we shall behold our Lord;
There His people
Shall obtain their bright reward.

4. Fly, ye seasons, fly still faster;
Swiftly bring the glorious day;
Jesus, come, our Lord and Master!
Come from Heaven without delay;
Take Thy people,
Take, O take us hence away!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1553

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: Fly, ye seasons, fly still faster
Author: Thomas Kelly

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