Now Children's Day is Over

Now Children's Day is over

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Now Children's Day is over]
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1 Now Children’s Day is over,
The night is drawing high;
The moments spent in pleasure
Are passing, passing swiftly by,
New duties are before us,
New pleasures shall be ours;
The joys of earth must pass away
As fades the summer flowers.

Good-by, good-by, good-by until we meet again:
By and by we’ll meet no more to sever,
Good-by, good-by, good-by until we meet again—
Trusting in the Saviour now and ever.

2 A bright and glorious morning
Shall fill the Eastern sky,
For Jesus and his angels
Are coming, coming by and by;
Then parting shall be over
And hush’d the mournful sigh,
When we shall meet with him at last
No more to say “Good-by.” [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #201

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now Children's Day is over
Title: Now Children's Day is Over
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Goodby, goodby, goodby until we meet again
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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The Service of Praise #201

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