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The year is swiftly waning

The year is swiftly waning

Author: William Walsham How
Published in 33 hymnals

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1 The year is swiftly waning,
The summer days are past;
And life, brief life, is speeding:
The end is nearing fast.

2 The ever-changing seasons
In silence come and go;
But Thou, Eternal Father,
No time or change canst know.

3 Oh! pour Thy grace upon us
That we may worthier be,
Each year that passes o'er us,
To dwell in Heaven with Thee.

4 Behold, the bending orchards
With bounteous fruit are crowned;
Lord, in our hearts more richly
Let heavenly fruits abound.

5 Oh! by each mercy sent us,
And by each grief and pain,
By blessings like the sunshine,
And sorrows like the rain,

6 Our barren hearts make fruitful
With every goodly grace,
That we Thy Name may hallow,
And see at last Thy Face.

Amen.

Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #34

Author: William Walsham How

How, William Walsham, D.D., son of William Wybergh How, Solicitor, Shrewsbury, was born Dec. 13, 1823, at Shrewsbury, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Wadham College, Oxford (B.A. 1845). Taking Holy Orders in 1846, he became successively Curate of St. George's, Kidderminster, 1846; and of Holy Cross, Shrewsbury, 1848. In 1851 he was preferred to the Rectory of Whittington, Diocese of St. Asaph, becoming Rural Dean in 1853, and Hon. Canon of the Cathedral in 1860. In 1879 he was appointed Rector of St. Andrew's Undershaft, London, and was consecrated Suffragan Bishop for East London, under the title of the Bishop of Bedford, and in 1888 Bishop of Wakefield. Bishop How is the author of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Commen… Go to person page >

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First Line: The year is swiftly waning
Author: William Walsham How

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Instances (1 - 33 of 33)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Church of England Hymn Book: adapted to the daily services of the Church throughout the year #97
A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #158Page Scan
Church Hymnal, Third Edition #315
Church Hymns with Tunes #63
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d696
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #836Page Scan
Hymns of the Kingdom of God #d406
Immanuel Hymnal #d477
New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #581Page Scan
School and Parish Hymnal: with tunes #259Page Scan
Songs of praise : enlarged edition #15
Songs of the Church #d220
The American Hymnal #d584
The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d369
The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d368
The Book of Common Praise, being the Hymn Book of the Church of England in Canada. Annotated ed. #d664
The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #313a
The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #313b
The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d199
The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #180Page Scan
The Day School Hymn Book. New and enl. ed. #d123
The English Hymnal #294
The Epworth Hymnal: containing standard hymns of the Church, songs for the Sunday-School, songs for social services, songs for the home circle, songs for special occasions #298Page Scan
The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d202
The Mennonite Hymnal #517
The Mennonite Hymnary, published by the Board of Publication of the General Conference of the Mennonite Church of North America #387
The New Children's Hymnal #d279
The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #d341
The Parish School Hymnal #d319
The Sabbath School Hymnal, a collection of songs, services and responses for Jewish Sabbath schools, and homes 4th rev. ed. #84Page Scan
The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #335Page Scan
The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #204Page Scan
Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #34TextPage Scan
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