While ebbing nature grieves

While ebbing nature grieves

Author: James Smetham, 1821-89
Tune: ANNUE CHRISTE
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: James Smetham, 1821-89

Smetham, James, son of a Wesleyan minister, born at Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, Sept. 9, 1821, and for some time teacher of drawing at the Wesleyan Normal College, Westminster. Failing to command success as a painter, his mind gave way in 1877, and he died Feb. 5, 1889. His Letters were published in 1891, and The Literary Works of James Smetham, 1893. His hymn "While ebbing nature grieves" (Old Age) is unworthy of the position given to it in the Methodist Hymn Book, 1904. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: While ebbing nature grieves
Author: James Smetham, 1821-89
Meter: 6.6.6.6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1933
Notes: May also be sung to MOAB, No. 515
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1933.

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