Is there a time when moments flow

Is there a time when moments flow

Author: James Edmeston
Published in 20 hymnals

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1 Is there a time when moments flow,
More peacefully than all beside?
It is, of all the times below,
A Sabbath eve in summer's tide.

2 Delightful scene! a world at rest,
A God of love--no grief, no fear,
A heavenly hope, a peaceful breast,
A smile unsullied by a tear.

3 I heaven be ever felt below,
A scene so heavenly, sure, as this,
May cause a heart on earth to know
Some foretaste of celestial bliss.

4 Delightful hour! how soon will night
Spread her dark mantle o'er thy reign,
And soon the morn's returning light
Will call us to the world again!

5 Yet will there dawn at last a day,
A sun that never sets shall rise,
Night will not veil His glorious ray:
The heavenly Sabbath never dies.

Source: The Book of Worship #167

Author: James Edmeston

Edmeston, James, born Sept. 10, 1791. His maternal grandfather was the Rev. Samuel Brewer, who for 50 years was the pastor of an Independent congregation at Stepney. Educated as an architect and surveyor, in 1816 he entered upon his profession on his own account, and continued to practice it until his death on Jan. 7, 1867. The late Sir G. Gilbert Scott was his pupil. Although an Independent by descent he joined the Established Church at a comparatively early age, and subsequently held various offices, including that of churchwarden, in the Church of St. Barnabas, Homerton. His hymns number nearly 2000. The best known are “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and "Saviour, breathe an evening blessing." Many of his hymns were written for c… Go to person page >

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First Line: Is there a time when moments flow
Author: James Edmeston
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




In The New Thesaurus Musicus (Richmond, VA: L.C. & A.B. Everett, 1859), p. 27: "FOGARTY. L.M. Dr. A.B. Everett. Augusta, GA., Nov. 21, 1855."

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