Building for Eternity

Faithful builders, all are we

Author: Emma Pitt
Tune: [Faithful builders, all are we]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Faithful builders all are we,
Building for eternity,
Children of the mission bands,
Working with our hearts and hands.

One bright day our eyes shall see
Where the many mansions be,
Living stones we helped to bring
For the palace of our King.

2 One by one the stones we lay,
Building slowly day by day;
Building by our love are we,
In the lands beyond the sea. [Chorus]

3 Building in the Hindoo land,
Where the idols are as sand;
Living temples rise to view
As we work for China, too. [Chorus]

4 Building temples for our King,
By the off-rings we can bring;
Living temples He will raise
Fill'd with life, and light, and praise. [Chorus]

Source: Little Branches No. 2: a collection of songs prepared especially for the primary and infant deparments of the sunday school #42

Author: Emma Pitt

Born: 1846, Maryland. Pitt was living in Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land, by 1880, and through at least 1910. She may have died be­fore 1920, as the daugh­ter with whom she was living in 1910 was on her own and still sin­gle in 1920. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Faithful builders, all are we
Title: Building for Eternity
Author: Emma Pitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: One bright day our eyes shall see
Copyright: Public Domain



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Jewels for Juniors #36

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Little Branches No. 2 #42

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