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Sunshine minutes

As the days are passing by

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [As the days are passing by]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 As the days are passing by,
On swift wings the minutes fly;
Saviour dear, we pray to Thee,
Sunshine minutes let them be.

Help us, help us Lord, we pray
Not to waste our time away;
Consecrated all to Thee,
Sunshine minutes let them be.

2 Coming to us fresh and new,
To each one may we be true;
Fill’d with deeds of love for Thee,
Sunshine minutes let them be. [Refrain]

3 Help us keep this tho’t in mind;
Minutes lost we shall not find;
Consecrated each to Thee,
Sunshine minutes let them be. [Refrain]

4 If we spend the minutes right,
Then our days will all be bright,
That the world Thy love may see,
Sunshine minutes let them be. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #61

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As the days are passing by
Title: Sunshine minutes
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: Help us, help us Lord
Copyright: Public Domain


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Exalted Praise #61

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