Lifetime is Working Time

Lifetime is working time, spend no idle days

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [Lifetime is working time]
Published in 19 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lifetime is working time, spend no idle days;
Jesus is calling thee on the harvest ways;
Working with a willing hand, sing a song of praise;
Work, ever work for Jesus!

Chorus:
Swiftly the hours of labor fly,
Freighted with love let each pass by!
There is joy in labor for the struggling neighbor,
Work, ever work for Jesus!

2 Lifetime is working time, learn where duty lies;
Grasp ev'ry passing day as a precious prize;
Glad to help the sorrowing, glad to sympathize;
Work, ever work for Jesus! [Chorus]

3 Lifetime is working time, do thy honest part;
Tho' in discouragements, bear a cheerful heart;
Trusting Jesus as thy friend, ne'er from Him depart.
Work, ever work for Jesus! [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #558

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lifetime is working time, spend no idle days
Title: Lifetime is Working Time
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: Swiftly the hours of labor fly

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Songs That Live #21

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