Gl'dens Land

Min Tid henglider hurtig her

Author: David Nelson
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: David Nelson

Nelson, David, M.D., son of Henry Nelson, was born near Jonesborough, East Tennessee, Sept. 24, 1793. He graduated at Washington College, Virginia, in 1810, and took his M.D. degree at Philadelphia in 1812. He acted for some time as a surgeon in the war against Great Britain. During that time he became an infidel, but returning to the faith, he, in 1823, resigned medicine and took up theology, and subsequently became a Presbyterian Minister. He held several appointments, and founded two manual-labour colleges, one at Greenfields, and the second near Quincy, Illinois. He died Oct. 17, 1844. His hymn, "My days are gliding swiftly by" (Death Anticipated), was written in 1835, to be sung to the tune of "Lord Ullin's Daughter." It is exceedingly… Go to person page >

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First Line: Min Tid henglider hurtig her
Title: Gl'dens Land
Author: David Nelson
Refrain First Line: Vi staa her ved Jordanens Bred

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