'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
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #674Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #674Page Scan
New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #158Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d856
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #645Page Scan
The Revivalist: Containing One Hundred Choice Revival Hymns, and One Hundred and Twenty-five Choruses: Designed for Use On Revival Occasions. (1st ed) #88Page Scan
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