How long, sometimes, a day appears

How long, sometimes, a day appears

Author: Ann Taylor
Published in 45 hymnals

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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 >

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Author: Ann Taylor



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