Like mist on the mountain

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1 Like mist on the mountain,
Like ships on the sea,
So swiftly the years
Of our pilgrimage flee.
In the grave of our fathers
How soon shall we lie!
Dear children, today
To the Saviour fly.

2 How sweet are the flow'rets
In April and May!
But often the frost
Makes them wither away.
Like flowers you may fade;
Are you ready to die?
While "yet there is room"
To a Saviour fly.

3 When Samuel was young,
He first knew the Lord;
He slept in his smile
And rejoiced in his word:
So most of God's children
Are early brought nigh:
Oh, seek him in youth,
To a Saviour fly.

4 Do you ask me for pleasure?
Then lean on his breast;
For there the sin-laden
And weary find rest.
In the valley of death
You will triumphing cry,
"If this be call'd dying,
"Tis pleasant to die."

Source: The New Sabbath School Hosanna: enlarged and improved: a choice collection of popular hymns and tunes, original and selected: for the Sunday school and the family circle... #152a

Author: Robert Murray McCheyne

McCheyne, Robert Murray, son of Adam McCheyne, W. S., was b. at Edinburgh, May 21, 1813, and educated at Edinburgh University. In 1835 he became Assistant at Larbert,near Stirling, and was ordained in 1836 Minister of St. Peter's Established Church, Dundee. In 1839 he went to Palestine as one of the Mission of Enquiry to the Jews from the Church of Scotland. He d. at Dundee, March 25, 1843. His hymns, a few of which were written in Palestine, appeared in his Songs of Zion to cheer and guide Pilgrims on their way to the New Jerusalem, By the late Rev. B. M. McCheyne....Dundee, W. Middleton, 1843. These hymns were reprinted in his Memoir and Remains, edited by Dr. Andrew A. Bonar, 1844. The Songs as reprinted in 1844 number 14, and date from… Go to person page >

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First Line: Like mist on the mountain
Author: Robert Murray McCheyne
Copyright: Public Domain



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