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This world is all a fleeting show

This world is all a fleeting show

Author: Thomas Moore
Tune: WOODLAND (Gould)
Published in 89 hymnals

Representative Text

1 This world is all a fleeting show,
For man's illusion giv'n;
The smiles of joy, the tears of wo,
Deceitful shine, deceitful flow,
There's nothing true but heav'n.

2 And false the light on glory's plume,
As fading hues of ev'n;
And hope, and joy, and beauty's bloom,
Are blossoms gathered for the tomb;
There's nothing true but heav'n.

3 Poor wand'rers of a stormy day,
From wave to wave were driv'n'
And fancy's flash, and reason's ray,
Serve but to light the troubled way;
There's nothing calm but heaven.

Source: Juvenile Choir: for the use of Sabbath Schools, Bible Classes and the social circle #69

Author: Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore United Kingdom 1779-1852. Born at Dublin, Ireland, the son of a grocer, he showed an early interest in music and acting. He was educated at a private school and Trinity College, Dublin. He read at the Middle Temple for the Bar. Moore did not profess religious piety. His translations of ‘Anacreon’ (celebrating wine, women, and song) were published in 1800, with a dedication to the Prince of Wales. He also wrote a comic opera, “the gypsy prince”, staged that year. In 1801 he published a collection of his own verse, “Poetical works of the late Thomas Little Esq”. A Catholic patriot, he defended the Church of Ireland, especially in later politics. In 1803 he held a post under the Government in Bermuda as regis… Go to person page >

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First Line: This world is all a fleeting show
Author: Thomas Moore
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d112

A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Stereotype ed. #d103

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A New Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #34

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d485

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A Selection of Hymns #69

Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d133

Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d83

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #325

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d917

Conference Hymns for Social Worship. 8th ed. #d130

Conference Hymns, Selected and Original. 3rd ed. #d124

Die Union Choral Harmonie #d172

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #XXVIII

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Dyer's Psalmist #467

Glad Tidings #d91

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d377

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B20

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b20

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #392

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #392

Hymns of Zion #d208

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Hymns #806

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Juvenile Choir #69

Manual of Hymns #d102

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #226

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Millennial Harp #A9

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Millennial Harp #9

Revival Hymns #d167

Sacred Melodies #d31

Sacred Melodies #d120

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #120

Social Melodies #d126

Songs of Zion. 8th ed. #d112

Spiritual Melodies #d307

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d362

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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #201

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d782

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The American Vocalist #273b

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The Camp-Meeting Chorister #205

The Canadian Warbler #d161

The Carol #d120

The Christian Hymn Book #d625

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d627

The Christian Lyre. Vol. II #d66

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The Christian Melodist #538

The Christian Minstrel #d288

The Christian Minstrel #d328

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The Christian Psalmist #S112

The Christian's Pocket Companion #d55

The Church Harp #d98

The Church Harp. Rev. ed. #d128

The Church Hymn Book #d997

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The Congregational Hymn Book #1073

The Harmoniad and Sacred Melodist #d137

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The Harp #250[249]

The Imperial Harmony #d282

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The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #H454

The Message Bird #d89

The New and Improved Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d132

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The New and Improved Camp Meeting Hymn Book #67

The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d243

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The New England Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #99

The Praise #d292

The Prayer Meeting Hymn Book #d268

The Singer's Choice #d192

The Social Harp. Rev. #d375

The Social Lyrist #d28

The South Western Psalmist #d399

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The Sweet Singer of Israel #4

The Thanksgiving #d238

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d392

The Victory #d382

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The Wesleyan Psalmist, or Songs of Canaan #11a

The Western Harp #d212

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The Zion Songster #5

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The Zion Songster #5

Zion's Hill #d69

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