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Not For This World

Not made for the trifling things of time

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Not made for the trifling things of time]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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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]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #52

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Not made for the trifling things of time
Title: Not For This World
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Made for a life that never ends