The World is Grown OldReginald Heber, 1783-1826The world is grown old, and her pleasures are past,The world is grown old, and her form may not last;The world is grown old, and trembles for fear;For sorrows abound and judgment is near.The sun in the heaven is languid and pale;And feeble and few are the fruits of the vale;The hearts of the nations fail them for fear,For the world is grown old, and judgment is near.The king on his throne, the bride in her bower,The children of pleasure all feel the sad hour;The roses are faded, and tasteless the cheer,For the world is grown old, and judgment is near.The world is grown old,—but should we complain,Who have tried her and know that her promise is vain?Our heart is in heaven, our home is not here,And we look for our crown when judgment is near.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Hi Greg,The answer to the question of How Old Is The World?is answered here brilliantly.Is the answer in billions or millions or thousands?The most accurate answer is The World Is Too Old!,May we continue to get weary of the world and look to heaven urs staff
Thanks for the encouraging Hymn, do you mind if I add one to it:Rejoice, all ye believersLaurentius Laurenti, (1666-1722)Rejoice, all ye believers!And let your lights appear;The evening is advancing,And darker night is near.The Bride-groom is arising,And soon He will draw nigh;Up! pray, and watch, and wrestle!At midnight comes the cry.See that your lamps are burning; replenish them with oil;and wait for your salvation,the end of earthly toil,The watchers on the mountainProclaim the Bride-groom near,Go meet Him as He cometh,With hallelujahs clear.Ye saints, who here in patienceYour cross and suffrings bore,Shall live and reign forever,Where sorrow is no more.Around the throne of gloryThe Lamb ye shall behold,In triumph cast before HimYour diadems of gold,Our Hope and Expectation,O Jesus now appear;Arise, Thou Sun so longed for,O'er this benighted sphere.With hearts and hands uplifted,We plead, O Lord, to seeThe day of earth’s redemption,That brings us unto Thee.