O what is life?--'tis like a flower

O what is life?--'tis like a flower

Author: Jane Taylor
Published in 40 hymnals

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1 Oh, what is life?--'tis like a flower
That blossoms and is gone;
It flourishes its little hour,
With all its beauty on:
Death comes, and, like a wintry day,
It cuts the lovely flower away.

2 Oh, what is life?--'tis like the bow
That glistens in the sky:
We love to see its colors glow;
But, while we look, they die:
Life fails as soon,--to-day 'tis here;
To-morrow it may disappear.

3 Lord, what is life?--if spent with thee,
In humble praise and prayer,
How long or short our life may be,
We feel no anxious care:
Though life depart, our joys shall last
When life and all its joys are past.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #869

Author: Jane Taylor

Taylor, Jane, the younger of two sisters, was born at London, Sept. 23, 1783. Her gift in writing verse displayed itself at an early age. Her first piece was printed in the Minor's Pocket Book for 1804. Her publications included Display, a tale, 1815; Essays in Rhymes, 1816; and the posthumous work edited by her brother, entitled The Contributions of Q. Q., 1824, being pieces in prose and verse from the Youth's Magazine, to which she had contributed under the signature of "Q. Q." She died at Ongar, Essex, April 13, 1824. Her Memoir and Poetical Remains, were published by her father in 1825. The joint productions of the two sisters, Ann Taylor Gilbert & Jane Taylor, were:-- (1) Original Poems, 1805; (2) Hymns for the Nursery, 1806; (3) Hym… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d401
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #679Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #413Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #565Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d706
Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d185
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #619Page Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #792Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #519Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #519Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #A3Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d372
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d837
Kind Words #d68
Kind Words: a new collection of hymns and tunes for sunday schools and the social circle #42Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #A5Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #A5Page Scan
Sabbath Songs #d122
Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d137
The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d301
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #A26Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #376aPage Scan
The Book of Worship #415TextPage Scan
The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d160
The Christian Minstrel: a New System of Musical Notations; with a Collectionof Psalm Tunes, Anthems, & Chants ... 104th ed. #d238
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d559
The Imperial Harmony #d201
The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d187
The Praise #d206
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #1064Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #1064Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1053Page Scan
The Psaltery #d211
The Sacred Melodeon #d69
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #966Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d640
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d671
The Temple Harp #d242
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #869TextPage Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #915TextPage Scan



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