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Hymn: As flows the rapid river (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: As flows the rapid river

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 7s and 6s


Hymn Number: 145

Page Number: 173, click to see hymnal pages


AS flows the rapid river,

With channel broad and free,

Its waters rippling ever,

And hastening to the sea,

So life is onward flowing,

And days of offered peace,

And man is swiftly going,

Where calls of mercy cease.

As moons are ever waning,

As hastes the sun away,

As stormy winds, complaining,

Bring on the wintry day;

So fast the night comes o'er us-

The darkness of the grave-

And death is just before us:-

God takes the life he gave.