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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.

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
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then, up and be doing
Copyright: Public Domain



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


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The Cyber Hymnal #2705

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