My life’s a shade, my days apace decline

My life’s a shade, my days apace decline

Author: Samuel Crossman
Published in 24 hymnals

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1 My life's a shade, my days
Apace to death decline:
My Lord is Life; He'll raise
My dust again, even mine.
Sweet truth to me!
I shall arise
And with these eyes
My Saviour see.

2 My peaceful grave shall keep
My form till that sweet day;
I shall awake from sleep
And leave my bed of clay.
Sweet truth to me!
I shall arise,
And with these eyes
My Saviour see.

3 Then welcome, harmless grave!
By thee to heaven I'll go:
My Saviour's Death shall save
Me from the flames below.
Sweet truth to me!
I shall arise,
And with these eyes
My Saviour see.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #562

Author: Samuel Crossman

Crossman, Samuel , B.D. From A. Wood's Athenae Oxonienses (1720, vol. ii. p. 730) we gather all that is known of this hymnwriter. Wood says concerning him:— "Samuel Crossman, Bachelor of Divinity of Cambridge, and Prebendary of Bristol, son of Samuel Crossman, of Bradfield Monachorum, in Suffolk. He hath written and published several things, as The Young Man's Monitor, &c, London, 1664, 8vo., and several sermons, among which are two sermons preached in the Cathedral of Bristol, 30th Jan., 1679, and 30th Jan., 1680, being the days of public humiliation for the execrable murder of King Charles I, printed at London, 1681, &c.; also a sermon preached 23rd April, 1680, in the Cathedral Church of Bristol, before the Gentlemen of the Artill… Go to person page >

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First Line: My life’s a shade, my days apace decline
Author: Samuel Crossman

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #562

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #562

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Hymns of the Christian Centuries #117

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Hymns: the Yattendon Hymnal #73

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1002

The Bible Hymn Book #d155

The Book of Praise #d209

The Singing Pilgrim #d120

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