Ere Mountains Reared Their Forms Sublime   1 comment

Fog Over Hills

Above:  Fog Over Hills

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Text (1829) by Harriet Auber (1773-1862)

Hymn Source = A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (1830), American Unitarian Association

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Ere mountains reared their forms sublime,

Or the fair earth in order stood,

Before the birth of ancient time,

From everlasting thou art God.

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A thousand ages in their flight,

With thee are as a fleeting day;

Past, present, future, to thy sight

At once their various scenes display.

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But our brief life is a shadowy dream,

A passing thought, that soon is o’er,

That fades with morning’s earliest beam,

And fills the musing mind no more.

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To us, O Lord, the wisdom give

So every precious hour to spend,

That we at length with thee may live

Where life and bliss shall never end.

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