[Hascall, Jefferson] born in Thompson, Connecticut, Nov. 6, 1807, is the author of "My latest sun is sinking fast" (Old Age), in J. W. Dadmun's Melodeon, i860. No. 11, and the New Golden Shower, N.Y., 1862.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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When sung to the tune by Bradbury, the refrain reads "to my immortal home"; when sung to the tune by Dadmun, for example, in "The Young People's Chorister: being a collection of favorite hymns and tunes for Sabbath schools and prayer meetings (New ed.)", it reads "to my own immortal home". Folk processing has apparently been responsible for the shift from "snowy wings" to "snow white wings" in some recordings of the song.
Display Title: My Latest Sun is Sinking FastFirst Line: My latest sun is sinking fastTune Title: LAND OF BEULAHAuthor: Jefferson HascallMeter: C. M. Ref.Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:6Date: 2017Subject: Funeral Hymns |
Display Title: Oh, Come, Angel BandFirst Line: My latest sun is sinking fastTune Title: ANGEL BANDAuthor: Jefferson HascallMeter: 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.10.5Scripture: Luke 16:22Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Oh_Come_Angel_Band); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (124)