O thou who sealest up the past

O thou who sealest up the past

Author: Samuel V. Cole
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1. O Thou who sealest up the past,
The days slip from us, and the years
Grow silent with their hopes and fears;
’Tis Thine to keep all things at last.

2. We have not done the things we would,
A blotted page we render back;
And yet, whate’er our work may lack,
Thy work goes on, and Thou art good.

3. Thou movest in the moving years;
Wherever man is, there Thou art
To overrule his feebler part,
And bring a blessing out of tears.

4. Thou opener of the years to be,
Let me not lose, in woe or weal,
The touch of Thy strong hand I feel
Upholding and directing me.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5441

Author: Samuel V. Cole

Cole, Samuel Valentine, D.D., b. at Machiasport, Me., 1851, and educated at Bowdoin College and Andover Theological Seminary, 1887; D.D. 1898. President of Wheaton Seminary since 1897. His Scipio's Garden and other Poems was published 1901. From it is taken "O Thou Who sealest up the past" (New Year), p. 170, It is dated in The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, as 1887. [Rev. C. L. Noyes, D.D.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: O thou who sealest up the past
Author: Samuel V. Cole



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