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Boast Not Thyself of Tomorrow

Representative Text

1 Why should we boast of time to come,
Though but a single day?
This hour may fix our final doom,
Though strong, and young, and gay.

2 The present we should now redeem;
This only is our own;
The past, alas! is all a dream;
The future is unknown.

3 O think what vast concerns depend
Upon a moment's space,
When life and all its cares shall end
In vengeance or in grace.

4 O for that power which melts the heart,
And lifts the soul on high!
Where sin and grief and death depart,
And pleasures never die.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #401

Author: M. Wilks

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Text Information

First Line: Why should we boast of time to come
Title: Boast Not Thyself of Tomorrow
Author: M. Wilks
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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HARVEY'S CHANT


NAOMI (Nägeli)

NAOMI was a melody that Lowell Mason (PHH 96) brought to the United States from Europe and arranged as a hymn tune; the arrangement was first published in the periodical Occasional Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1836). Some scholars have attributed the original melody to Johann G. Nageli (PHH 315), but there…

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Timeline

Instances

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A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d213

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #332

Family and Social Melodies #d404

Free Methodist Hymnal #d692

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d149

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Gospel Praise Book. #189a

Hallowed Songs #d395

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Hallowed Songs #62

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Hallowed Songs #181

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #229

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #366

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #366

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d567

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #332

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1318

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New Hymn and Tune book #83d

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New Hymn and Tune Book #83d

Pocket Hymn Book for Social Worshp Everywhere #d93

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d908

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The Devotional Chimes #175a

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d836

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The Heart and Voice #142b

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #140

The Pilgrim's Harp #d291

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #401

The Soul Winner's Hallelujah Songs #d62

The Star of the East #d207

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The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #190

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Vestry Chimes #133a

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