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Like shadows gliding o'er the plain

Like shadows gliding o'er the plain

Author: Jane Taylor
Published in 66 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Like shadows gliding o'er the plain,
Or clouds that roll successive on,
Man's busy generations pass,
And while we gaze, their forms are gone.

2 We live, we die: behold the sum
Of good or ill on life's fair page;
Alike in God's all-seeing eye,
The infant's day, the patriarch's age.

3 O Father, in whose mighty hand
The boundless years and ages lie,
Teach us thy boon of life to prize,
And use the moments as they fly.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #932

Author: Jane Taylor

Taylor, Jane, the younger of two sisters, was born at London, Sept. 23, 1783. Her gift in writing verse displayed itself at an early age. Her first piece was printed in the Minor's Pocket Book for 1804. Her publications included Display, a tale, 1815; Essays in Rhymes, 1816; and the posthumous work edited by her brother, entitled The Contributions of Q. Q., 1824, being pieces in prose and verse from the Youth's Magazine, to which she had contributed under the signature of "Q. Q." She died at Ongar, Essex, April 13, 1824. Her Memoir and Poetical Remains, were published by her father in 1825. The joint productions of the two sisters, Ann Taylor Gilbert & Jane Taylor, were:-- (1) Original Poems, 1805; (2) Hymns for the Nursery, 1806; (3) Hym… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like shadows gliding o'er the plain
Author: Jane Taylor
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ANGELUS (Joseph)


FEDERAL STREET

Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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Timeline

Instances

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A Book of Hymns and Tunes #196

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #402

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #402

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #678

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #436

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #436

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #436

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #436

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #436

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #436

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCLXVII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #536

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #242

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #242

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #508

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #266

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #275

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #275

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #266

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #508

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #508

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #564

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Church Choral-Book #30

Grammar School Hymn Book #d144

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #686

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #554

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #624

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a624

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d93

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d245

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #532

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #532

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Hymns for Public Worship #600

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #315

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #755

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #755

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #497

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d625

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a109

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Hymns of the Church Universal #631

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Hymns of the Spirit #565

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Melodies and Hymns for Divine Service in Appleton Chapel #a245

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National Hymn and Tune Book #21

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d347

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Sacred Songs For Public Worship #36

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Services for Congregational Worship. The New Hymn and Tune Book #180

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d216

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d475

The Christian Lyre #d220

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The Christian Psalmist #526

The Christian Psalter #d296

The College Hymn and Tune Book #d65

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The Congregational Hymn Book #1001

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #330

The Gospel Hymnal #d342

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The Jubilee Harp #109

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The School Hymn-Book #249

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #932

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #191

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d199

University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d111

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