1 Not made for the trifling things of time,
But to live for eternity,
Created to know the things sublime
In the presence of God are we.
Made for a life that never ends,
Made for the home of love;
Made for a better land than this,
Made for the glorious world above.
Made to commune with God Himself,
With Him fore’er to be,
Not made for the trifling things of time
But to live for eternity.
2 Not made that our souls in sin should rust,
And God’s purpose forever miss;
Not made to be buried in the dust,
But to rise to the heights of bliss. [Refrain]
3 Not made as the flow’rs that fade and die,
When the bright summer days are o’er;
Not made as the mists that soon drift by,
But enduring for evermore. [Refrain]
4 Not made for the fleeting joys of earth
That will all quickly pass away;
Not made for the wealth of little worth,
But for riches that last for aye. [Refrain]
Born: November 19, 1885, Stord Island (near Bergen), Norway.
Died: August 18, 1959, Aspen, Colorado.
Buried: Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.
Virginia Rose Golden
Rev. H. N. Lines
Lillenas emigrated to America as a child; his family settled first in South Dakota, then moved to Oregon in 1889. He attended Deets Pacific Bible College in Los Angeles, California (later renamed to Pasadena College); studied music at the Siegel-Myers School of Music in Chicago, Illinois; and received an honorary Docto… Go to person page >