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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

One by One

Representative Text

1 One by one the years are flying,
Leaving still the numberless;
One by one the dear ones dying,
Pass from this sad world to rest.

One by one, when life is ended,
One by one we'll all go home!
There we'll sing with voices blended,
"Christ has saved us one by one!"

2 One by one our fond dreams fading,
Pass forever from our sight;
One by one the clouds o'ershad'wing,
Hide from us our promised light. [Refrain]

3 One by one the clouds will vanish,
Leaving our horizons clear;
May the Lord each terror banish,
As the stream of death draws near! [Refrain]

Source: New Sacred Quartettes for Male, Female and Mixed Voices #32

Author: Ida Hedrick

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Text Information

First Line: One by one, the years are flying
Title: One by One
Author: Ida Hedrick
Refrain First Line: One by one, when life is ended



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New Sacred Quartettes for Male, Female and Mixed Voices #32

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