THOU ART PASSING AWAY

THOU ART PASSING AWAY

Arranger: George Coles
Published in 2 hymnals


Audio files: MIDI

Arranger: George Coles

Rv George Coles United Kingdom 1792-1858. Born at Stewkley, England, he was converted at age 13 under John Wesley's ministry. He began preaching at age 22 and emigrated to America in 1818. He was a Methodist supply preacher on the Long Island circuit in NY and CT. The following year he became a member of the NY Conference and served several of the larger churches for several years. He married Belinda Wilson in 1820, and they had five children. They lived in several towns in NY during their lives. He served as editor of the “Christian Advocate and Journal” for 12 years, and the “Sunday School Advocate” for several years thereafter. He was a musician of some ability, and a good singer. He loved talking with children and ofte… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: THOU ART PASSING AWAY
Arranger: George Coles
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Incipit: 12321 67121 23123
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Thou art passing away


Thou art passing away, thou art passing away,
Thy life has been brief as a midsummer day;
Thy forehead is pale, and thy pulses are low,
And thy once blooming cheek wears the ominous glow.

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Instances

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The Sacred Harp #231

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