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'Twas told me in my early day

'Twas told me in my early day

Author: David Nelson
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: David Nelson

Nelson, David, M.D., son of Henry Nelson, was born near Jonesborough, East Tennessee, Sept. 24, 1793. He graduated at Washington College, Virginia, in 1810, and took his M.D. degree at Philadelphia in 1812. He acted for some time as a surgeon in the war against Great Britain. During that time he became an infidel, but returning to the faith, he, in 1823, resigned medicine and took up theology, and subsequently became a Presbyterian Minister. He held several appointments, and founded two manual-labour colleges, one at Greenfields, and the second near Quincy, Illinois. He died Oct. 17, 1844. His hymn, "My days are gliding swiftly by" (Death Anticipated), was written in 1835, to be sung to the tune of "Lord Ullin's Daughter." It is exceedingly… Go to person page >

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First Line: 'Twas told me in my early day
Author: David Nelson

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Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d760

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #674

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #674

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New Select Hymns #158

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d856

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Psalms and Hymns #645

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The Revivalist #88

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