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While the years are rolling on

In a world so full of weeping

Author: Harriet B. McKeever
Tune: [In a world so full of weeping]
Published in 36 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In a world so full of weeping,
While the years are rolling on,
Christian souls the watch are keeping,
While the years are rolling on,
While our journey we pursue,
With the haven still in view.
There is work for us to do,
While the years are rolling on.

Chorus:
Are rolling on,
Are rolling on,
O, the good we may be doing,
While the years are rolling on.

2 There's no time to waste in sighing,
While the years are rolling on;
Time is flying, souls are dying,
While the years are rolling on.
Loving words a soul may win
From the wretched paths of sin;
We may bring the wand'rers in,
While the years are rolling on. [Chorus]

3 Let us strengthen one another,
While the years are rolling on;
Seek to raise a fallen brother,
While the years are rolling on.
This is work for every hand,
Till, throughout creation's land,
Armies for the Lord shall stand,
While the years are rolling on. [Chorus]

4 Friends we love are quickly flying,
While the years are rolling on;
No more parting, no more dying,
While the years are rolling on.
In the world beyond the tomb
Sorrow never more can come,
When we meet in that blest home,
While the years are rolling on. [Chorus]

Source: International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #116

Author: Harriet B. McKeever

McKeever, Harriet Burn, b. at Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 28, 1807, and d. at Chester, in the same State, Feb. 7, 1887. She was engaged in educational work in Philadelphia for many years, and was associated with St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in that city. Her hymns, written in some instances for use in St. Andrew's, were collected and published as Twilight Musings, in 1857. From this volume we find that "Jesus, high in glory," p. 1574, ii., was written by Miss McKeever. [Rev. John Brownlie] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In a world so full of weeping
Title: While the years are rolling on
Author: Harriet B. McKeever
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Are rolling on
Publication Date: 1881
Copyright: Public Domain

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