Building, Daily Building

Building, daily building, while the moments fly

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [Building, daily building, while the moments fly]
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1. Building, daily building, while the moments fly,
We are ever building life work for on high!
Character we’re building, thoughts and actions free
Make for us a building for eternity.

We are building day by day, while the moments pass away,
We are building, ever building;
We are building day by day, while the moments pass away,
We are building for eternity.

2. Choosing, as we labor, what we wish to take,
Oh let us be careful for the Master’s sake!
He will help our labor, He will strength bestow;
Let us choose for Jesus all we use below. [Refrain]

3. Hay or wood or stubble, we must never use,
Offers of the tempter we must e’er refuse.
Sinful thoughts and actions will not stand the test;
Seeking God’s approval, we must use the best. [Refrain]

4. May the Lord approve us! ’Tis our earnest prayer.
Oh, to have our building tall, and strong and fair!
Oh, to live for Jesus! Truly every hour,
Building, praying, trusting in His mighty power! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #682

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Building, daily building, while the moments fly
Title: Building, Daily Building
Author: Flora Kirkland
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We are building day by day
Publication Date: 1901
Copyright: Public Domain



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