Just o'er the grave I hung

Just o'er the grave I hung

Author: Timothy Dwight
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 Just o'er the grave I hung--
No pardon met my eyes,
As blessings never greet the slain,
And hope shall never rise.

2 Sweet mercy to my soul
Reveal'd no charming ray;
Before me rose a long--dark night,
With no succeeding day.

3 Then--Oh, how vain appear'd
The joys beneath the sky!
Like visions past--like flow'rs that blow
When wint'ry storms are nigh.

4 How mourn'd my sinking soul
The Sabbath's hours divine,
The day of grace, that precious day,
Consum'd in sense and sin.

5 The work--the mighty work
Of life, so long delay'd--
Repentance yet to be begun
Upon a dying bed.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #675

Author: Timothy Dwight

Dwight, Timothy, D.D. This is the most important name in early American hymnology, as it is also one of the most illustrious in American literature and education. He was born at Northampton, Massachusetts, May 14, 1752, and graduated at Yale College, 1769; was a tutor there from 1771 to 1777. He then became for a short time a chaplain in the United States Army, but passed on in 1783 to Fairfield, Connecticut, where he held a pastorate, and taught in an Academy, till his appointment, in 1795, as President of Yale College. His works are well known, and need no enumeration. He died at New Haven, Jan. 11, 1817. In 1797 the General Association of Connecticut, being dissatisfied with Joel Barlow's 1785 revision of Watts, requested Dwight to do th… Go to person page >

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First Line: Just o'er the grave I hung
Author: Timothy Dwight

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Chapel Hymns #d290

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Hymns for Christian Melody #814

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #675

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #675

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #675

Parish Psalmody #d377

Parish Psalmody #d388

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H668

Select Hymns #d247

Village Hymns #d289

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