How long, sometimes, a day appears

Author: Ann Taylor
Tune: [How long, sometimes a day appears]
Published in 46 hymnals

Representative Text

1 How long, sometimes, a day appears!
And weeks, how long are they!
Months move on slow, as if the years
Would never pass away.

2 But even years are passing by,
And soon must all be gone;
For day by day, as minutes fly,
Eternity comes on.

3 Days, months, and years must have an end:
Eternity has none;
'Twill always have as long to spend
As when it first begun.

4 Great God! a creature cannot tell
How such a thing can be;
I only pray that I may dwell
That long, long time with thee.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #905

Author: Ann Taylor

Gilbert, Ann, nèe Taylor, the elder of the two sisters, and daughter of Isaac Taylor, was born at London, Jan. 30, 1782, her father at that time being engaged in London as an engraver. Subsequently her father became a Congregational Minister, and resided, first at Colchester and then at Ongar. In 1813 she was married to the Rev. Joseph Gilbert, Classical and Mathematical Tutor at the Congregational College, Masborough, near Rotherham, Yorkshire. From Masborough they passed to Hull, and then to Nottingham, where Mr. Gilbert died in 1852. Mrs. Gilbert remained at Nottingham, and died there Dec. 20, 1866. In addition to contributing hymns to the joint works of herself and her sister Jane, a few were given in Collyer's Collection, 1812, signed… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How long, sometimes, a day appears
Title: Eternity
Author: Ann Taylor
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Collection of Hymns #374

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Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d47

Hymns for Infant Minds #d12

Hymns for Infant Minds. Armstrong's 2nd ed. #d17

Hymns for Little Children #d3

Hymns for Little Children #d5

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d99

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #522

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #522

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #347

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d160

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One Hundred Progressive Hymns #42

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Plymouth Collection #a114

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #114

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d63

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Soul Winning Songs #145

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Sunday-School Hymns #212

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #241

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The Baptist Praise Book #225

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d155

The Bible Hymn Book #d86

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The Boston Sunday School Hymn Book #146

The Canadian Warbler #d63

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d163

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d159

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The Child's Hymn Book #150

The Child's Pocket Companion, Being a Selection of Choice Hymns for Sabbath School, with an Analysis to Most of Them #d30

The Child's Prayer and Hymn Book #d15

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The Child's Song Book #42

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The Infant School and Nursery Hymn Book #37

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The Infant-School Hymn-Book #89

The Message Bird #d32

The Southern Psalmist #d331

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d344

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #455

The Sunday School Child's Hymn Book. Rev. #d15

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The Voice of Praise #905

Union Hymns. Rev. #d150

Union Hymns. Rev. #d155

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