Life seems but a sparkling riverAuthor: Melia Z. Haffner
Tune: [Life seems but a sparkling river] (Moore)
Published in 3 hymnals
Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy ComposerAudio files: MIDI
1 Life seems but a sparkling river,
Flowing down the "steep of time,"
Bearing trusting spirits ever,
To a happy, holy clime.
'Let us, then, be up and doing,'
Let us labor while we may;
Roses ’round each pathway strewing,
Treading softly all life’s way.
2 We have but a short probation,
Soon our labors will be o’er;
Soon from toil and sore temptation,
We shall rest forevermore! [Refrain]
3 Yes, the night of death steals o’er us,
Calling us from earth away;
And eternity before us,
Beams with light of endless day. [Refrain]
4 Cheering pilgrims, faint and weary,
And with tenderness and love;
Pointing thro’ earth’s darkness dreary,
To the glorious home above. [Refrain]
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10006
|Instances (1 - 1 of 1)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #10006||Labor While We may||Life seems but a sparkling river||PALM BEACH||Melia Z. Haffner||87.87 D||<cite>Chiming Voices</cite> by James H. Rosecrans and J. F. Toof (New York: Asa Hull, 1893)|