How Should We Spend Our Time?

How should we spend our time

Author: Maggie Metcalf
Tune: [How should we spend our time?]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How should we spend our time?
In folly and in sin?
Nay, rather let us seek while here
Some souls for Christ to win.

Refrain:
Then, up and be doing,
Go, work while you may;
Life swiftly is fleeting,
Why longer delay?
Press onward to battle,
Be strong in the Lord;
He’ll bear you up bravely,
Go, trusting His Word.

2 How should we spend our time?
In heaping worldly gains?
Oh, no, we’ll lay our treasure up
In Heav’n, where Jesus reigns. [Refrain]

3 How should we spend our time?
To gain th’applause of man?
No, no, we’ll work, and always seek
To praise the great I AM. [Refrain]

4 Then let us treasure time,
And live in doing good,
Remembering that to God we owe
Our lasting gratitude. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2705

Author: Maggie Metcalf

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Text Information

First Line: How should we spend our time
Title: How Should We Spend Our Time?
Author: Maggie Metcalf
Refrain First Line: Then, up and be doing
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #2705
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #2705

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