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The sun that lights the world shall fade

Author: James Edmeston
Published in 26 hymnals

Author: James Edmeston

Edmeston, James, born Sept. 10, 1791. His maternal grandfather was the Rev. Samuel Brewer, who for 50 years was the pastor of an Independent congregation at Stepney. Educated as an architect and surveyor, in 1816 he entered upon his profession on his own account, and continued to practice it until his death on Jan. 7, 1867. The late Sir G. Gilbert Scott was his pupil. Although an Independent by descent he joined the Established Church at a comparatively early age, and subsequently held various offices, including that of churchwarden, in the Church of St. Barnabas, Homerton. His hymns number nearly 2000. The best known are “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and "Saviour, breathe an evening blessing." Many of his hymns were written for c… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The sun that lights the world shall fade
Title: Eternity
Author: James Edmeston
Refrain First Line: I am to live forever



Instances (1 - 26 of 26)

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d236

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Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book #214

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #320

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d202

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #212

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #4

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #212

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #S4

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #415

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d423

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New Union Hymns #519

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Sabbath School Songs #60b

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Sunday-School Hymns #213

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #432

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #384

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d384

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The Child's Hymn Book #153

The Church Hymn Book #d956

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The Presbyterian Juvenile Psalmodist #55b

The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d274

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d363

The Union Singing Book #d114

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The Union Singing Book #103a

Union Hymns. Rev. #d379

Union Hymns. Rev. #d392

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