Eternity is just at hand

Eternity is just at hand

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 137 hymnals

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1 Eternity is just at hand!--
And shall I waste my ebbing sand;
And careless view departing day,
And throw my inch of time away?

2 But an eternity there is
Of endless wo, or endless bliss;
And swift as time fulfils its round,
We to eternity are bound.

3 What countless millions of mankind
Have left this fleeting world behind!
They're gone! but where?--ah, pause and see,
Gone to a long eternity.

4 Sinner! canst thou for ever dwell
In all the fiery deeps of hell;
And is death nothing, then, to thee;
Death, and a dread eternity?


Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #242

Author: Anne Steele

Anne Steele was born at Broughton, Hampshire, in 1717. Her father was a timber merchant, and at the same time officiated as the lay pastor of the Baptist Society at Broughton. Her mother died when she was 3. At the age of 19 she became an invalid after injuring her hip. At the age of 21 she was engaged to be married but her fiance drowned the day of the wedding. On the occasion of his death she wrote the hymn "When I survey life's varied scenes." After the death of her fiance she assisted her father with his ministry and remained single. Despite her sufferings she maintained a cheerful attitude. She published a book of poetry Poems on subjects chiefly devotional in 1760 under the pseudonym "Theodosia." The remaining works were published a… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d47
A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d107
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d84
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 #1005Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d73
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: with the music of Mason's Sacred Harp and Missouri Harmony adapted #576Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #222Page 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. #464Page Scan
A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #346Page Scan
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #280Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d125
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #485Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #785Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #280Page Scan
A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #80Page Scan
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d127
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d84
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #389Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from the Best Authors #d60
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #548Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns: including a few originals, designed to aid the friends of Zion in their private and social worship #221Page Scan
Baptist Harmony #d66
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #88cPage Scan
Choice Hymns: for social and private devotion, Lord's Day schools and revivals. (2nd ed.) #160Page Scan
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #285Page Scan
Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d31
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family #21Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family (2nd ed.) #21Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d122
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #616Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d248
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H634Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #634Page Scan
Conference Hymns for Social Worship. 8th ed. #d34
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #234Page Scan
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #413Page Scan
Family Hymns #d59
General Baptist Hymn Book #d125
Heavenly Echoes #d35
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d125
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, selected from Several Approved Authors, Recommended by the Baptist General Committee of Virginia #d50
Hymns for Christian Melody #840Page Scan
Hymns for Conference Meetings and Private Devotions: Selected from Watts' Psalms and Hymns and Rippon's Supplement #d33
Hymns for Social Meetings #97Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship. 6th ed. #d54
Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #146Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #500Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools #319Page Scan
Hymns for the Camp. (3rd ed. rev. and enl.) #129Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #1108Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d112
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d82
Hymns of Zion #d62
Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d98
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #242Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d177
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #242TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #242Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #242Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #242Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #242Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #634Page Scan
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New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #223Page Scan
Pocket Hymns: original and selected. designed for the use of the regular Baptist church, and all who love our Lord Jesus Christ #336Page Scan
Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d27
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H393Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d170
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d185
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d180
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #174Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #474Page Scan
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Sacred Melodies for Conference and Prayer Meetings, and for Social and Private Devotion (13th ed.) #167Page Scan
Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #288Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #216Page Scan
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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #425Page Scan
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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #253Page Scan
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The American Sabbath School Singing Book: containing hymns, tunes, scriptural selections and chants, for Sabbath schools #40Page Scan
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #573Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #326Page Scan
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The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d150
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #821Page Scan
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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #377Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d83
The Chapel Hymn Book [for Warren and Pitt St. Chapels, Boston]. 4th ed. #d93



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