When, As Returns This Solemn Day Lyrics
1 When, as returns this solemn day,
Man comes to meet his God,
What rites, what honors shall he pay?
How spread his praise abroad?
2 From marble domes and gilded spires
Shall clouds of incense rise?
And gems, and gold, and garlands deck
The costly sacrifice?
3 Vain, sinful man! creation’s Lord
Thy offerings well may spare;
But give thy heart, and thou shalt find
Thy God will hear thy prayer.
When, As Returns This Solemn Day Hymn Story
“When, as returns this solemn day” is a Christian hymn that was written by Anna L. Barbauld. Barbauld was born on 20th June 1743 in Leicestershire, England. She was the wife of Reverend Rochemont Barbauld.
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