The swift declining day

The swift declining day

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: BRADEN
Published in 123 hymnals

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1 The swift-declining day,
How fast its moments fly!
While evening's broad and gloomy shade
Gains on the western sky.

2 Ye mortals! mark its pace,
And use the hours of light;
For know, its Maker can command
At once eternal night.

3 Give glory to the Lord,
Who rules the whirling sphere;
Submissive at his footstool bow,
And seek salvation there.

4 Then shall new luster break
Through death's impending gloom,
And lead you to unchanging light,
In your celestial home.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #828

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

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First Line: The swift declining day
Author: Philip Doddridge
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Public Worship #CXXXI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #332

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #455

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #59

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #59

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #274

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #265

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #455

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #455

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Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d873

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Church Psalmody #601

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #103

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a103

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d737

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #759

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #759

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Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d294

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1068

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Laudes Domini #77

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Luther League Hymnal #25

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Lutheran Hymnal for the Sunday School #42

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #601

Melodies of the Church #d962

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Plymouth Collection #a1331

Prison Hymn Book #d339

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #359

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H465

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Psalms and Hymns #653

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Sacred Poetry #244

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Songs for the Sanctuary #157

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Songs for the Sanctuary #157

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #157

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d541

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d392

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The Baptist Hymn and Praise Book #d472

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The Book of Praise #d760

The Boston One-Line Psalmist #d164

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