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The living know that they must die

Author: Anon. Appears in 2 hymnals Lyrics: 1 The living know that they must die, But all the dead unconscious lie; Their powers of thought and sense are gone, Alike unknowing the unknown. 2 Their hatred and their love are lost, Their envy buried in the dust; They have no share in all that's done Beneath the circuit of the sun. 3 Then what my thoughts design to do, My hands must hasten to pursue; Since no device, nor work is found, Nor faith, nor hope, beneath the ground. Topics: Death and Resurrection Used With Tune: WINDHAM

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WINDHAM

Composer: Daniel Read Appears in 158 hymnals Tune Key: d minor or modal Incipit: 13455 32113 23543 Used With Text: The living know that they must die

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The living know that they must die

Author: Anon. Hymnal: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #929 (1886) Lyrics: 1 The living know that they must die, But all the dead unconscious lie; Their powers of thought and sense are gone, Alike unknowing the unknown. 2 Their hatred and their love are lost, Their envy buried in the dust; They have no share in all that's done Beneath the circuit of the sun. 3 Then what my thoughts design to do, My hands must hasten to pursue; Since no device, nor work is found, Nor faith, nor hope, beneath the ground. Topics: Death and Resurrection Tune Title: WINDHAM
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The living know that they must die

Hymnal: Hymns and Tunes #260 (1876) Languages: English

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Anonymous

Person Name: Anon. Author of "The living know that they must die" in The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries.

Daniel Read

1757 - 1836 Composer of "WINDHAM" in The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book Daniel Read; b. 1757, Rehoboth, Mass.; d. 1837, New Haven, Conn.An American composer and a primary figure in early American classical music. He was one of the “Yankee Tunesmiths” (1st New England School of Music) when classical music was popular in Europe. Read was a private in Massachusetts militia and later a comb maker and owner of a general store in New Haven, CN. He was only the 3rd composure in the U. S. to put out a collection of his own music. His work, “The American Singing Book” went through 5 editions, making him the most popular composer in the nation. Others often plagarized his tunes in those days. Tunebook sales supplemented his general store income, including “The Columbian Harmonist” (3 volumnes) with 3 revisions, and “The New Haven Collection of Sacred Music” 1818. Read also published “The American Musical magazine” in 12 annual issues in 1786 and 1787. In later years he came to appreciate European music more and imitated that styling in devotional music. Some of Read's music is still being performed, and selections have been published in “The Sacred Harp”, 1991 Edition, and the “Stoughton Music Society” (Centennial Collection 1980). John Perry



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