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This world's not all a fleeting show

This world's not all a fleeting show

Published in 29 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

This world's not all a fleeting show,
For man's illusion given;
He that hath soothed a widow's woe,
Or wiped an orphan's tear, doth know
There's something here of heaven.

And he that walks life's thorny way,
With feelings calm and even,
Whose path is lit from day to day
With virtue's bright and steady ray,
Hath something felt of heaven.

He that the Christian's course has run,
And all his foes forgiven,
Who measures out life's little span
In love to God and love to man,
On earth hath tasted heaven.

Source: The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #110

Text Information

First Line: This world's not all a fleeting show
Language: English



Instances (1 - 29 of 29)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d113
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #497Page Scan
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #XXIXPage Scan
Hymns of Zion #d209
Manual of Hymns: a Collection of Hymns, for Social and Family Worship #d103
Methodist Social Hymn Book #227Page Scan
Original and Selected Reformation Hymns ... dedicated to the Twelve Tribes of the Lord's Modern Israel #d100
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d496
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #557Page Scan
The American Vocalist: a selection of tunes, anthems, sentences, and hymns, old and new: designed for the church, the vestry, or the parlor; adapted to every variety of metre in common use. (Rev. ed.) #273aPage Scan
The Christian Hymn Book #d626
The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d255
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d628
The Christian Lyre. Vol. II #d67
The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #539Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #S113Page Scan
The Good Old Songs #d545
The Harmoniad and Sacred Melodist #d138
The Melodeon: a collection of hymns and tunes with original and selected music, adapted to all occiasions of social worship #79Page Scan
The Social Harp. Rev. #d376
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #110TextAudioPage Scan
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New ed. #d109
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New edition, thoroughly revised and much enlarged #110Page Scan
The Spirit Minstrel. 2nd ed. #d89
The Sweet Singer of Israel: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, usually sung at camp, prayer, and social meetings, and revivals of religion (New ed. much enlarged) #5Page Scan
The Wesleyan Psalmist, or Songs of Canaan: a collection of hymns and tunes designed to be used at camp-meetings, and at class and prayer meetings, and other occasions of social devotion #11cPage Scan
The Western Harp: a Collection of Social and Revival Hymns #d214
Universalist Hymn Book #d541
Vestry Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of social worship #53bPage Scan
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