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Arranged by: George Coles
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Arranged by: George Coles

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 2, 1792, Stewk­ley, Eng­land. Died: May 1, 1858, New York, New York. Buried: Ivan­dale (or Ivan­dell) Cem­e­te­ry, Som­ers, New York Converted at age 13, Coles be­gan preach­ing at 22, and em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca in 1818. He served as ed­it­or of the Christ­ian Ad­vo­cate and Jour­nal for 12 years, and the Sunday School Advocate for several years. He was a musician of some ability, and a good singer. His works in­clude: The Antidote, a Trea­tise Against In­fi­del­i­ty Lectures to Child­ren A Con­cord­ance of the Ho­ly Script­ures My Youth­ful Days My First Years in Amer­i­ca Heroines of Meth­od­ism Zion’s Her­ald said of him: "His fond­… Go to person page >

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Arranged by: George Coles


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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The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #329

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