Remember now thy Creator (Charles Steggall)
- Editor: John Kilpatrick (submitted 2013-09-29). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 105 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Remember now thy Creator
Composer: Charles Steggall
Source of text: Ecclesiastes 12:1-4,7,8
Original text and translations
1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.
2 While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened;
4 And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low.
7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
8 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, all is vanity.