1 How swift the torrent rolls
That bears us to the sea;
The tide that hurries thoughtless souls
To vast eternity.
2 Our fathers, where are they,
With all they called their own?
Their joys and griefs, and hopes and cares,
And wealth and honor gone.
3 God of our fathers! hear,
Thou everlasting Friend!
While we, as on life's utmost verge,
Our souls to thee commend.
4 Of all the pious dead
May we the footsteps trace,
Till with them, in the land of light,
We dwell before thy face.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #907
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|The Cyber Hymnal #2589||How Swift the Torrent Rolls||How swift the torrent rolls||ABER||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751||SM||Published posthumously by Job Orton in <cite>Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures. By the Late Reverend Philip Doddridge, D. D.</cite> (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)|