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Hymn: Faintly flow thou falling river (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Faintly flow thou falling river

Topic: <no topic given>

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


Meter: 8s and 7s

Tune: Repose

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 296, click to see hymnal pages


Faintly flow thou fall-ing riv-er, 

Like a dream that dies a-way;

Down to ocean glid-ing ev-er, 

Keep thy calm un-ruffled way:

To e-ter-ni-ty's dark ocean,

Burying all its treasure there.

Time with such a si-lent motion, 

Floats along on wings of air.

Roses bloom, and then they wither;

Cheeks are bright, then fade and die;

Shapes of light are wafted hither,

Then like visions hurry by:

Quick as clouds at evening driven

O'er the many colored west,

Years are bearing us to heaven,

Home of happiness and rest.