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Passing away

We are passing, swiftly passing

Author: J. W. P. Fackler
Tune: MANITOBA
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

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1. We are passing, swiftly passing,
To the distant spirit land,
Old and young alike are going,
To the Jordan’s beaten strand;
One by one the dear ones vanish,
Passing to the other side,
Many hearts and forms we cherish,
O’er its surging billows glide.

2. Oft methinks I hear the boatman,
Hear the splashing of his oar,
Coming on to bear me homeward,
To the bright and golden shore;
Oft, by faith, I hear the chorus,
Catch the saints’ triumphal song,
And my spirit’s earnest longings
Would the glorious strains prolong.

3. But a few more days of sorrow,
And a few more sighs and tears,
Then will come the bright tomorrow,
Then will end my hopes and fears,
When the angel throng will meet me,
In the realms of endless day,
And the Savior, too, will greet me,
Wiping all my tears away.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5565

Author: J. W. P. Fackler

19th Century We have little data on Fackler, except that he was a minister in Georgia - Blakely Baptist Church (formerly The Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church) in 1874. --files.usgwarchives.net/ga/early/history/blakely.txt Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are passing, swiftly passing
Title: Passing away
Author: J. W. P. Fackler

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The Cyber Hymnal #5565
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