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


Ere mountains reared their forms sublime,

Or the fair earth in order stood,

Before the birth of ancient time,

From everlasting thou art God.


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.


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.


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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