1 Days and moments quickly flying
Blend the living with the dead;
Soon will you and I be lying
Each within his narrow bed.
2 Soon our souls to God who gave them
Will have sped their rapid flight:
Able now by grace to save them
O that while we can we might!
3 O by Thy power
Grant, Lord, that we
At our last hour
Fall not from Thee;
Saved by Thy grace,
Thine may we be
All through the days of eternity.
4 Jesu, merciful Redeemer,
Rouse dead souls to hear Thy voice;
Wake, O wake each idle dreamer
Now to make the eternal choice.
5 Soon before the Judge all-glorious
We with all the dead shall stand;
Saviour, over death victorious,
Place us then on Thy right hand.
6 Life passeth soon:
Death draweth near:
Keep us, good Lord,
Till Thou appear:
With Thee to live,
With Thee to die,
With Thee to reign through eternity.
Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #577
|First Line:||Days and moments quickly flying|
|Author:||Edward Caswall (1858)|
|Meter:||184.108.40.206 with refrain|
|Source:||"Church Hymns," 1871 (recast in)|