Silver Threads Among the Gold

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1 Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold
Shine upon my brow today,
Life is fading fast away;
But, my darling, you will be, will be
Always young and fair to me;
Yes! my darling, you will be
Always young and fair to me.

Chorus:
Darling, I am growing old, growing old,
Silver threads among the gold
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away.

2 When your hair is silver white,
And your cheeks no longer bright
With the roses of the May,
I will kiss your lips and say:
Oh my darling, mine alone, alone,
You have never older grown;
Yes! my darling, mine alone,
You have never older grown. [Chorus]

3 Love can nevermore grow cold,
Locks may lose their brown and gold;
Cheeks may fade and hollow grow;
But the hearts that love will know
Never, never winter’s frost and chill,
Summer warmth is in them still,
Never winter’s frost and chill,
Summer warmth is in them still. [Chorus]

Source: Seth Parker's Hymnal #186

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Darling, I am growing old
Title: Silver Threads Among the Gold
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: Darling, I am growing, growing old
Publication Date: 1930
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1930.

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