The sun that lights the world shall fade

Author: James Edmeston
Published in 26 hymnals

Author: James Edmeston

Edmeston, James, born Sept. 10, 1791. His maternal grandfather was the Rev. Samuel Brewer, who for 50 years was the pastor of an Independent congregation at Stepney. Educated as an architect and surveyor, in 1816 he entered upon his profession on his own account, and continued to practice it until his death on Jan. 7, 1867. The late Sir G. Gilbert Scott was his pupil. Although an Independent by descent he joined the Established Church at a comparatively early age, and subsequently held various offices, including that of churchwarden, in the Church of St. Barnabas, Homerton. His hymns number nearly 2000. The best known are “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and "Saviour, breathe an evening blessing." Many of his hymns were written for c… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The sun that lights the world shall fade
Title: Eternity
Author: James Edmeston
Refrain First Line: I am to live forever



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American Sunday School Psalmody; or, hymns and music, for the use of Sunday-schools and teacher's meetings; with a manual of instruction #161Page Scan
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d236
Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book: collected for the Sunday-school of their parishes by the rectors of St. Philip's and St. Jude's churches, Philadelphia #214Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools #320Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d202
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #212Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #4Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #212Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #S4Page Scan
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #415Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d423
New Union Hymns #519Page Scan
Sabbath School Songs #60bPage Scan
Sunday-School Hymns #213Page Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #432Page Scan
The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #384Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d384
The Child's Hymn Book #153Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d956
The Presbyterian Juvenile Psalmodist #55bPage Scan
The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d274
The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d363
The Union Singing Book #d114
The Union Singing Book: arranged for and adapted to the Sunday school union hymn book #103aPage Scan
Union Hymns. Rev. #d379
Union Hymns. Rev. #d392