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The Year Is Swiftly WaningBishop W. Walsham How (1823-1897)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
814ResignationCharles F. Gounod (1818-1893)

1The year is swiftly waning;
The summer days are past;
And life, brief life, is speeding:
The end is nearing fast.
2The ever-changing seasons
In silence come and go;
But Thou, Eternal Father,
No time or change canst know.
3Oh! Pour Thy grace upon us
That we may worthier be,
Each year that passes o’er us,
To dwell in heaven with Thee.
4Behold, the bending orchards
With bounteous fruit are crowned;
Lord, in our hearts more richly
Let heavenly fruits abound.
5Oh! By each mercy sent us,
And by each grief and pain,
By blessings like the sunshine,
And sorrows like the rain,
6Our barren hearts make fruitful
With every goodly grace,
That we Thy Name may hallow,
And see at last Thy Face. Amen.
Acts14:17Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.

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