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The world is grown old, [and] her pleasures are past

The world is grown old, [and] her pleasures are past

Author: Reginald Heber
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a bright youth, translating a Latin classic into English verse by the time he was seven, entering Oxford at 17, and winning two awards for his poetry during his time there. After his graduation he became rector of his father's church in the village of Hodnet near Shrewsbury in the west of England where he remained for 16 years. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 and worked tirelessly for three years until the weather and travel took its toll on his health and he died of a stroke. Most of his 57 hymns, which include "Holy, Holy, Holy," are still in use today. -- Greg Scheer, 1995… Go to person page >

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First Line: The world is grown old, [and] her pleasures are past
Author: Reginald Heber

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Instances

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A New Hymnal for Sunday Schools #2Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #908Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1522Page Scan



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