Like shadows gliding o'er the plain

Like shadows gliding o'er the plain

Author: John Taylor
Published in 64 hymnals

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Like shadows gliding o’er the plain,
Or clouds that roll successive on,
Man’s busy generations pass;
And while we gaze, their forms are gone.

O Father, in whose mighty hand
The boundless years and ages lie,
Teach us Thy boon of life to prize,
And use the moments as they fly;—

To crowd the narrow span of life
With wise designs and virtuous deeds;
And so shall death but lead us on
To nobler service that succeeds.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #402

Author: John Taylor

Taylor, John, born July 30, 1750, was the son of Richard Taylor, of Norwich, and grandson of Dr. John Taylor (1694-1761, the eminent Hebrew scholar, who was for many years minister of the Octagon Chapel, Norwich, and afterwards Divinity tutor at the Warrington Academy. Dr. Taylor published A Collection of Tunes in Various Airs, one of the first collections of its kind, and his grandson was one of the most musical of Unitarian hymn-writers). Young Taylor, after serving his apprenticeship in his native place, was for two years in a banking house in London, at which time he was an occasional poetical contributor to the Morning Chronicle. In 1773 he returned to Norwich, where he spent the rest of his life, first as a manufacturer, and afterward… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed. #196Page Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #402Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #402Page 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.) #678Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #436Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #436Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #436Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #436Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #436Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #436Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCLXVIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #536Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #242Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #242Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #508Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #627Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #266Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #275Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #275Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #266Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #508Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #508Page Scan
Additional Hymns to the Collection of Hymns for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #678Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #564Page Scan
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #30Page Scan
Grammar School Hymn Book #d144
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d353
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #686Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #554Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #624Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d93
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d245
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #532Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #532Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #600Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #315Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #755Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #755Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #497Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d625
Hymns of the Church Universal #631Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #565Page Scan
National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #21Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d347
Sacred Songs For Public Worship: a hymn and tune book #36Page Scan
Services for Congregational Worship #180Page Scan
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #245Page Scan
Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d216
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d475
The Christian Lyre #d220
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 #526Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d296
The College Hymn and Tune Book #d65
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #1001Page Scan
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #330Page Scan
The Gospel Hymnal #d342
The Jubilee Harp: a choice selection of psalmody, ancient and modern, designed for use in public and social worship #109Page Scan
The New Hymn and Tune Book #d211
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #508Page Scan
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #249Page Scan
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #932Page Scan
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #191Page Scan
Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d199
University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d111



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