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O Lord, to earth's contracted span

O Lord, to earth's contracted span

Author: Alexander Pope
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope was born in London, in 1688. His parents were Roman Catholics. He had a feeble constitution, was deformed in person, and attained the age of only fifty-six. He early acquired the means of independence by his literary gifts, and purchased his celebrated villa at Twickenham, whither he went to reside at the age of thirty. Of his many published works, his translation of the "Iliad" and "Odyssey" of Homer has given him the greatest reputation. As an English satirist, also, he stands very high. Nearly all his works, however, are imitations. He died at Tickenham, in 1744. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Lord, to earth's contracted span
Author: Alexander Pope
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #78

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #78

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #77

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