1825–1906. English clergyman and hymn lyricist.
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O God, the Rock of Ages (1860 hymn)
Our years are like the shadows
on sunny hills that lie,
or grasses in the meadows
that blossom but to die;
a sleep, a dream, a story
by strangers quickly told,
and unremaining glory
of things that soon are old. (Verse 2)
Jane of Lantern Hill, chapter 9 (“years like shadows on sunny hills that lie”).
“O God, the Rock of Ages.” Hymnary.org. Online at https://hymnary.org/text/o_god_the_rock_of_ages.