Just o'er the grave I hung

Just o'er the grave I hung

Author: Timothy Dwight
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 Just o'er the grave I hung--
No pardon met my eyes,
As blessings never greet the slain,
And hope shall never rise.

2 Sweet mercy to my soul
Reveal'd no charming ray;
Before me rose a long--dark night,
With no succeeding day.

3 Then--Oh, how vain appear'd
The joys beneath the sky!
Like visions past--like flow'rs that blow
When wint'ry storms are nigh.

4 How mourn'd my sinking soul
The Sabbath's hours divine,
The day of grace, that precious day,
Consum'd in sense and sin.

5 The work--the mighty work
Of life, so long delay'd--
Repentance yet to be begun
Upon a dying bed.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #675

Author: Timothy Dwight

Dwight, Timothy, D.D. This is the most important name in early American hymnology, as it is also one of the most illustrious in American literature and education. He was born at Northampton, Massachusetts, May 14, 1752, and graduated at Yale College, 1769; was a tutor there from 1771 to 1777. He then became for a short time a chaplain in the United States Army, but passed on in 1783 to Fairfield, Connecticut, where he held a pastorate, and taught in an Academy, till his appointment, in 1795, as President of Yale College. His works are well known, and need no enumeration. He died at New Haven, Jan. 11, 1817. In 1797 the General Association of Connecticut, being dissatisfied with Joel Barlow's 1785 revision of Watts, requested Dwight to do th… Go to person page >

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Author: Timothy Dwight

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Instances (1 - 23 of 23)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Chapel Hymns #d290
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #752Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #814Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #675Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d409
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #675TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #675Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #675Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #675Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #675Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #542Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d377
Parish Psalmody #d388
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #832Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H668Page Scan
Select Hymns #d247
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #521Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #832Page Scan
The Vestry Singing Book: being a selection of the most popular and approved tunes and hymns now extant, designed for social and religious meetings, family devotion, singing schools, etc. #185aPage Scan
Village Hymns #d289
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #563Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #563Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #563Page Scan



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