16. From Time to Eternity

1 Time onward flows like a river vast,
While age on age it has borne to the sea;
And down this stream we have come at last,
To see time end in eternity.

Refrain:
Eternity! Eternity!
Will you dwell with Christ in eternity?

2 What is this life but a fleeting day?
Soon death will come with a stern decree;
Then one by one we must pass away,
And change from time to eternity. [Refrain]

3 A dial true is the Book divine,
Its hands approach with a certainty
The tolling point in the death of time,
The solemn change to eternity. [Refrain]

4 Oh, joyful day to the faithful soul
Who walks with Christ in His purity!
Life’s battle fought and the vict’ry won,
He shouts from time to eternity. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Time onward flows like a river vast
Title: From Time to Eternity
Author: Daniel S. Warner
Meter: 9.9.9.9.8.10
Scripture: Jude 1:21
Topic: Examination
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/From_Time_to_Eternity); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (328); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (303)
Refrain First Line: Eternity! Eternity!
Tune Information
Name: [Time onward flows like a river vast]
Composer: Unknown
Meter: 9.9.9.9.8.10
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/From_Time_to_Eternity); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (328); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (303)






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