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Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.

By I. Swiftness of Time

Edward Caswell (1814–1878)

DAYS and moments quickly flying,

Blend the living with the dead;

Soon will you and I be lying

Each within our narrow bed.

Soon our souls, to God who gave them,

Will have sped their rapid flight;—

Able now by grace to save them,

O, that while we can we might!

Jesu, infinite Redeemer,

Maker of this mighty frame!

Teach, O teach us to remember

What we are, and whence we came;

Whence we came, and whither wending,

Soon we must through darkness go,

To inherit bliss unending,

Or eternity of woe.