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Folly builds high upon the sand

Folly builds high upon the sand

Author: Christopher Smart
Published in 8 hymnals

Author: Christopher Smart

Smart, Christophe, M.A., was born at Shipburn, Kent, in 1722, and educated at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, where he gained the Seatonian prize for five years, four of which were in succession, (B.A. 1747.) He removed to London in 1753, and gave some attention to literature: but neglecting both his property and his constitution, he became poor and insane. He died in the King's Bench, 1771. His Poems were published in 2 vols. in 1771. From that work "Father of light conduct my feet" (Divine Guidance), and "I sing of God the mighty Source" [God the Author of All), have been taken. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Folly builds high upon the sand
Author: Christopher Smart

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Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Designed for the Use of the Pious #d39

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d144

Sacred poetry #d114

Sacred Poetry #d113

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Sacred Poetry #H.LXXIII

The Universalist Hymn Book #d127

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #305

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