Since All the Downward Tracts of Time

Since all the varying scenes of time

Author: James Hervey
Published in 173 hymnals

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1 Since all the varying scenes of time
God's watchful eye surveys,
O who so wise to choose our lot,
Or to appoint our ways?

2 Good, when he gives, supremely good,
Nor less when he denies;
E'en crosses, from his sovereign hand,
Are blessings in disguise.

3 Why should we doubt a Father's love,
So constant and so kind?
To his unerring, gracious will
Be every wish resigned.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #730

Author: James Hervey

Hervey, James, M.A., son of the Rector of Weston-Favell and Collingtree, diocese of Peterborough, was born at Hardingstone, near Northampton, Feb. 14, 1714, and educated at the Free Grammar School, Northampton, and Lincoln College, Oxford. At Oxford he had John Wesley, then a Fellow of Lincoln, as his tutor. Ordained in 1736, he assisted his father for a short time, and then became Curate of Dummer. At the end of a year he passed on to Devonshire, first as a guest of Mr. Orchard, at Stoke Abbey, and then as Curate of Bideford. In 1742 he left Bideford and rejoined his father, whom he succeeded as Rector of Weston-Favell and Collingtree in 1752. He died Dec. 25, 1758. His controversial and religious writings were very popular at one time, bu… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Since all the varying scenes of time
Title: Since All the Downward Tracts of Time
Author: James Hervey
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Reflections from a Flower Garden, 1746
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Since all the coming [varying] scenes of time. Altered forms of "Since all the downward tracts of time," p. 517, i.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #59

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d387

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d742

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d746

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d746

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #37

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #749

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d287

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #669

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A Collection of Hymns #40

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #136

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #136

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #19

A Selection of Hymns #d248

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #339

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Baptist Chorals #149

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #137

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Carmina Sanctorum #137

Chapel Hymns #d484

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d792

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Church Harmonies #649

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d905

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Church Melodies #393

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Church Psalmist #368

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Church Psalmist #368

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Church Psalmist #368

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Church Psalmody #H333

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Church Psalmody #333

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d623

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Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #476

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Coronation Hymns and Songs #122

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Devotional hymns #S151

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d363

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #266

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #44

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #44

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #55

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #55

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #678

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #678

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #75

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #615

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #615

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #125

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #125

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d325

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B48

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b48

Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d190

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Hymns for All Christians #S81

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Hymns for Schools #188

Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d262

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Hymns for Social Worship #133

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Hymns for Social Worship #461

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #838

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #749

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d253

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d943

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #142

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #101

Hymns of the Ages #d133

Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d136

Manly's Choice #d192

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #333

Melodies of the Church #d869

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New Hymn and Tune book #73d

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New Hymn and Tune Book #73d

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New Union Hymns #85

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Prayer and Praise #60

Prison Hymn Book #d303

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d843

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d813

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #296

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H94

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Psalms and Hymns #371

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S43

Schools Lyrics #d190

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Seamen's Hymns #368

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d524

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Social and Camp-meeting Songs, for the Pious (9th ed. enl.) #106

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Social and Campmeeting Songs For the Pious (4th ed.) #106

Social Hymn and Tune Book #d358

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Social Hymn Book #295

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Social Psalmist #368

Song-Flowers #d113

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #391

Songs for the New Life #d565

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Songs for the Service of Prayer #218

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Songs of Praise with Tunes #91

Sunday School Hymn Book #d130

Supplement to Watts #d422

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d744

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