Eternity is near

I see the days glide down the west

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Tune: [I see the days glide down the West]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 I see the days glide down the west,
The seasons come and go;
The dear ones laid away to rest
Beneath the winter snow.
I hear, while standing near their bed,
So lonely, cold and drear,
A voice resounding from the dead,
"Eternity is near, eternity is near."

2 I leave this sad and lonely place,
But leave it all in vain,
For when I see the furrowed face
I hear the voice again
Re-echo from beneath the sod,
"Why waste your moments here?
Prepare, prepare to meet thy God!
Eternity is near, eternity is near."

3 I see the fairest flowers fade,
The rosy cheeks grow pale;
The awful wreck disease has made,
The strongest mortals fail.
They also speak to me of death
In language strong and clear;
Thy life is going with each breath,
"Eternity is near, eternity is near."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12626

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Michigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I see the days glide down the west
Title: Eternity is near
Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12626
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The Cyber Hymnal #12626

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