As flows the rapid river

As flows the rapid river

Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Published in 73 hymnals

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1 As flows the rapid river,
With channel broad and free,
Its waters rippling ever,
And hastening to the sea,
So life is onward flowing;
And days of offered peace,
And man is swiftly going
Where calls of mercy cease.

2 As moons are ever waning,
As hastes the sun away,
As stormy winds, complaining,
Bring on the wintry day;
So fast the night come o'er us,
The darkness of the grave;
And death is just before us--
God takes the life he gave.

3 Say, hath thy heart its treasure
Laid up in worlds above?
And is it all thy pleasure
Thy God to praise and love?
Beware! lest death's dark river
Its billows o'er thee roll,
And thou lament for ever
The ruin of thy soul.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #910

Author: Samuel Francis Smith

Smith, Samuel Francis, D.D., was born in Boston, U.S.A., Oct. 21, 1808, and graduated in arts at Harvard, and in theology at Andover. He entered the Baptist ministry in 1832, and became the same year editor of the Baptist Missionary Magazine. He also contributed to the Encyclopaedia Americana. From 1834 to 1842 he was pastor at Waterville, Maine, and Professor of Modern Languages in Waterville College. In 1842 he removed to Newton, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1854, when he became the editor of the publications of the Baptist Missionary Union. With Baron Stow he prepared the Baptist collection known as The Psalmist, published in 1843, to which he contributed several hymns. The Psalmist is the most creditable and influential of… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d29
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d36
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #828Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #695Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: with the music of Mason's Sacred Harp and Missouri Harmony adapted #586Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #842Page Scan
Chapel Hymns: a selection of hymns, with appropriate tunes; adapted to vestry or other social religious meetings #77Page Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #375Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #558Page Scan
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #411Page Scan
Gospel Hymns and Tune Book #d19
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #364Page Scan
Hymns for Social Meetings #109Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d30
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d21
Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern: for the use of all who love to sing the praises of God in Christ, in the family, the school, or the church; with a discourse on music as a divine ordinance... #353Page Scan
Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d10
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #C33Page Scan
Melodies for the Temperance Ship. 5th thousand #d9
Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion: a collection of hymns and music; for the use of Bethels, Chaplains of the Navy and private devotion of Mariners #45bPage Scan
Oriola #d10
Oriola #d10
Our Service of Song #d19
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #877Page Scan
Plymouth Sabbath School Collection: or, Hymns and Tunes #21Page Scan
Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d15
Sabbath School Bell No. 2: a superior collection of choice tunes, newly arranged and composed, and a large number of excellent hymns written expressly for this work, which are well adapted for... #64Page Scan
Sabbath School Songs: or hymns and music suitable for Sabbath schools #32Page Scan
Sacred Melodies #d16
Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship: comprising the most approved spiritual hymns with chaste and popular tunes ( New ed. rev. and enl.) #283Page Scan
Sunday School Hymn Book #d27
Sunday-School Hymns #214Page Scan
The American School Hymn Book #XLIIPage Scan
The American School Hymn Book. (New ed.) #XLIIPage Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #918Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #321.918Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #877Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #918Page Scan
The Baptist Hymnal, for Use in the Church and Home #624Page Scan
The Baptist Hymnal. Shaped notes ed. #d39
The Baptist Praise Book #1308Page Scan
The Calvary Hymnal for Sunday School, Prayer Meeting and Church Service #d13
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #655Page Scan
The Carol #d10
The Christian Harp and Sabbath School Songster: designed for the use of the social religious circle, revivals, and the Sabbath school (14th ed.) #123Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #1088Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d39
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #610Page Scan
The Christian Melodist, a Collection of Popular Songs, for Use in Public and Social Meetings ... #d18
The Christian Psalmist #d33
The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d20
The Church Hymn Book #d52
The Gem #d8
The Mozart Collection of Sacred Music: containing melodies, chorals, anthems and chants, harmonized in four parts; together with the celebrated Christus and Miserere by ZIngarelli #179Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #1059Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #1059Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1055Page Scan
The Sabbath School Choir #d3
The Sabbath School Harp: being a selection of tunes and hynns, adapted to the wants of Sabbath schools, families, and social meetings (2nd ed.) #S16Page Scan
The Sabbath School Lute: a selection of hymns and appropriate melodies, adapted to the wants of Sabbath schools, families and social meetings #217Page Scan
The Sabbath School Melodist: being a selection of hymns with appropriate music; for the use of Sabbath schools, families and social meetings #175Page Scan
The Sabbath School: a complete collection of hymns and tunes for Sabbath schools, families, and social gatherings #43Page Scan
The Sanctus #d11
The School Psalter #d15
The Silver Spray #d10
The Social Psalmist: a new selection of hymns for conference meetings and family worship #310Page Scan
The South Western Psalmist #d18
The Southern Psalmist #d46
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d50
The Victory #d20
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #910TextPage Scan
Union Hymns: adapted to Social Meetings and Family Worship Selected from Church Psalmody, with Additional Hymns #d30
Zion's Harp ... Sacred Songs Not Found in the Methodist Hymn Book and Many Never Before Published with Several Original Pieces #d22



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