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Enos E. Dowling Hymnal Collection

Hymn: This world is but a fleeting show (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: This world is but a fleeting show

Topic: <no topic given>

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

Composer: N Nutt

Meter: 8s and 6s

Tune: Montgomery

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 347, click to see hymnal pages


This world is but a fleeting show,

For man's illusion given;

The smiles of joy, the tears of woe,

Uncertain shine, uncertain flow,

There's nothing true but heaven.

And false the light on glory's plume,

As fading hues of even;

And love, and joy, and beauty's bloom

Are blossoms gathered for the tomb;

There's nothing bright but heaven!

Poor wanderers of a stormy day,

From wave to wave we're driven;

And fancy's flash, and reason's ray,

Serve but to light the trouble way;

There's nothing calm but heaven!