Lord, let me know my term of days

Lord, let me know my term of days

Published in 19 hymnals

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1 Lord, let me know my term of days
How soon my life will end;
The numerous train of ills disclose,
Which this frail state attend.

2 My Life, Thou know'st, is but a span,
A cipher sums my years;
And every man, in best estate,
But vanity appears.

3 Man, like a shadow, vainly walks,
With fruitless cares oppress'd;
He heaps up wealth, but cannot tell
By whom 'twill be possess'd.

4 Why then should I on worthless toys
With anxious cares attend?
On Thee alone my steadfast hope
Shall ever, Lord, depend.

5 Lord, hear my cry, accept my tears,
And listen to my prayer,
Who sojourn like a stranger here,
As all my fathers were.

6. O spare me yet a little time;
My wasted strength restore,
Before I vanish quite from hence,
And shall be seen no more.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Text Information

First Line: Lord, let me know my term of days
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Tate and Brady, 1698
Language: English

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A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families and schools... (2nd ed.) #15(P33)Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families, and boarding-schools... #15(P33)Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d203
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d205
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, for the use of Sunday Schools #S14Page Scan
Anglican Hymn Book #54
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #258Page Scan
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #258Text
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #258Page Scan
Psalms in Metre and Hymns Selected for the Use of the Parish Church of Boston #d58
Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre: with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #33Page Scan
Songs of Gladness for the Sabbath School #161cPage Scan
The Church Hymnal with Canticles #258Page Scan
The Church Hymnal: a collection of hymns from the Prayer book hymnal, Additional hymns, and Hymns ancient and modern, and Hymns for church and home. For use in Churches where licensed by the Bishop #412Page Scan
The Churchman's Hymn-Book, a Collection of Hymns Old and New, for Use in the Services of the Church #d213
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #258Page Scan
The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #S33Page Scan
The Praise #d150
The School Psalter #d162



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