Clay to clay, and dust to dust

Clay to clay, and dust to dust

Author: John Bowring
Published in 34 hymnals

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Clay to clay, and dust to dust!
Let them mingle,—for they must!
Give to earth the earthly clod,
For the spirit’s fled to God.

Never more shall midnight’s damp
Darken round this mortal lamp;
Never more shall noonday’s glance
Search this mortal countenance.

Look aloft! The spirit’s risen;
Death cannot the soul imprison:
’Tis in heaven that spirits dwell,
Glorious, though invisible.

Thither let us turn our view;
Peace is there, and comfort too;
There shall those we love be found,
Tracing life’s eternal round.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #406

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

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First Line: Clay to clay, and dust to dust
Author: John Bowring

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #406Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #406Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #687Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #560Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #560Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #560Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #560
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #560Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #560Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #562Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #560Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #560Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #412Page Scan
Additional Hymns to the Collection of Hymns for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #687Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #502Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #659Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #502Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #655Page Scan
Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #157Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #545Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #545Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d27
Hymns for the Sanctuary #593Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #218Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d85
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #227Page Scan
The Altar, a Service Book for Sunday Schools (New and Enl. Ed.) #149Page Scan
The Chapel Hymn Book [for Warren and Pitt St. Chapels, Boston]. 4th ed. #d72
The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d70
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #594Page Scan
The Church Harp #d13
The Church Harp. Rev. ed. #d20
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #145Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #414Page Scan



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