The world may change from old to new

The world may change from old to new

Author: Sarah Flower Adams
Published in 19 hymnals

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The world may change from old to new,
From new to old again;
Yet hope and heaven, forever true,
Within man’s heart remain.
The dreams that bless the weary soul,
The struggles of the strong,
Are steps towards some happy goal,
The story of hope’s song.

Hope leads the child to plant the flower,
The man to sow the seed;
Nor leaves fulfilment to her hour,—
But prompts again to deed.
And ere upon the old man’s dust
The grass is seen to wave,
We look through falling tears, to trust
Hope’s sunshine on the grave.

O, no! it is no flattering lure,
No fancy weak or fond,
When hope would bid us rest secure
In better life beyond.
Nor love, nor shame, nor grief, nor sin,
Her promise may gainsay;
The voice divine hath spoke within,
And God did ne’er betray.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #274

Author: Sarah Flower Adams

Adams, Sarah, nee Flower. born at Harlow, Essex, Feb. 22nd, 1805; died in London, Aug. 14, 1848, and was buried at Harlow, Aug. 21,1848. She was the younger daughter of Mr. Benjamin Flower, editor and proprietor, of The Cambridge Intelligencer; and was married, in 1834, to William B. Adams, a civil engineer. In 1841 she published Vivia Perpetua, a dramatic poem dealing with the conflict of heathenism and Christianity, in which Vivia Perpetua suffered martyrdom; and in 1845, The Flock at the Fountain; a catechism and hymns for children. As a member of the congregation of the Rev. W. J. Fox, an Unitarian minister in London, she contributed 13 hymns to the Hymns and Anthems, published by C. Fox, Lond., in 1841, for use in his chapel. Of thes… Go to person page >

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First Line: The world may change from old to new
Author: Sarah Flower Adams
Place of Origin: London
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #274

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #274

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Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #158

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #651

Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #651

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Hymns of the Spirit #523

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d310

Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d201

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d860

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The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #354

The Gospel Hymnal #d600

The Sabbath School Hymnal #d139

The Saints' Harp #d871

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The Service Hymnal with an introductory service #86

The South Western Psalmist #d384

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