7958. List To The Clanging Bells Of Time

1 List to the clanging bells of time,
Tolling their low, sad chime,
Requiem for the grand Old Year,
Harken! he bids us hear:

2 “Friends, I am dying, hours are few;
But this I leave with you—
Bought with a price, you’re not your own:
For Jesus live alone.

3 “Gather the sheep from mountains cold,
Into the Shepherd’s fold;
Work for His cause till day is done,
Work till your crown is won.

4 “O Church below, the hosts above
Watch all your zeal and love;
Faithful abide till time is past,
Joy you’ll receive at last.

5 "I shall be gone ere new-born year
In beauty comes to cheer:
Once I was young, my flowers bright—
Now I must say 'Good-night!'"

Text Information
First Line: List to the clanging bells of time
Title: List To The Clanging Bells Of Time
Author: Fanny Crosby
Adapter: Richard W. Adams
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Written for watch-night services at the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Tune Information
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1866)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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