Nursery Rhymes

While with Ceaseless Course the Sun

While with Ceaseless Course the Sun Lyrics and Music

The sincere words and lyrics of the revered hymn begin with "While with ceaseless course the sun Hasted through the former year" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "While with Ceaseless Course the Sun " hymn were written by its English author John Newton. The author of the hymn, John Newton, was born on July 24, 1725 and died on December 21, 1807. The uplifting music that accompanies the "While with Ceaseless Course the Sun " song of praise was composed by Samuel Webbe, Sr. The composer of the music to the "While with Ceaseless Course the Sun " hymn, Samuel Webbe, Sr., was born on 1740 and died on May 15, 1816. We have placed "While with Ceaseless Course the Sun " in the category of New Year Songs. Enjoy the inspirational lyrics of this popular Christian song and sacred church hymn.

While with Ceaseless Course the Sun Hymn
Title: While with Ceaseless Course the Sun *** Name of Composer: Samuel Webbe, Sr. *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: John Newton *** Hymns Category: New Year Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the motivational words of the "While with Ceaseless Course the Sun " lyrics, John Newton (July 24, 1725-December 21, 1807), was born in London, England and achieved fame as a Hymnist and curate at Olney, Buckinghamshire.

While with Ceaseless Course the Sun Lyrics

While with ceaseless course the sun
Hasted through the former year,
Many souls their race have run,
Never more to meet us here;
Fixed in an eternal fate,
They have done with all below;
We a little longer wait,
But how little none can know.

As the wingèd arrow flies
Speedily the mark to find;
As the lightning from the skies
Darts, and leaves no trace behind;
Swiftly thus our fleeting days
Bear us down life's rapid stream;
Upwards, Lord, our spirits raise,
All below is but a dream.

Thanks for mercies past receive,
Pardon of our sins renew;
Teach us, henceforth, how to live
With eternity in view:
Bless Thy Word to young and old,
Fill us with a Savior's love;
And when life's short tale is told,
May we dwell with Thee above.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "While with Ceaseless Course the Sun ", Samuel Webbe, Sr. (1740-May 15, 1816), was born in Minorca, Spain (he was English) and became famous as a composer, Church organist and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: While with Ceaseless Course the Sun
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Newton (July 24, 1725 to December 21, 1807)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Samuel Webbe, Sr. (1740 to May 15, 1816)
Hymn Category: New Year Songs
First Line of Hymn: "While with ceaseless course the sun Hasted through the former year"
First Publication Date: 1779

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