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O how cheating, O how fleeting Are our days departing!

O how cheating, O how fleeting Are our days departing!

Author: Michael Franck
Tune: HERMON (15651)
Published in 10 hymnals

Author: Michael Franck

Franck, Michael, son of Sebastian Franck, merchant at Schleusingen, was born at Schleusingen, March 16, 1609. At the Gymnasium of his native town he made good progress, but at his father's death it was found possible only to give his brothers Sebastian and Peter a university education. Michael was accordingly apprenticed to a baker, and in 1628 became a master baker at Schleusingen. Reduced to poverty by the sufferings of war, he fled in 1640 to Coburg, was there kindly received by one of the master bakers, and in 1644, somewhat unexpectedly, was appointed master of the lower classes in the town school. He died at Coburg Sept. 24, 1667 (Koch, iii. 435-441; Allg. Deutsche Biog. , vii. 259-260). He was a friend of Dach and Neumark; was in… Go to person page >

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First Line: O how cheating, O how fleeting Are our days departing!
Author: Michael Franck

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Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

A Selection of Hymns #d206

Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d189

Song Life for Sunday Schools #d139

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1171

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The Choir #263

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The Christian Songster #107

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The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony #186

The Southern Psalmist #d597

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d625

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