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Swiftly, so swiftly, the years roll away

Swiftly, so swiftly, the years roll away

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Swiftly, so swiftly, the years roll along]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Swiftly, so swiftly, the years roll along,
Burdened with trials or happy with song;
How am I working as time glides away?
Whom am I seeking for Jesus today?

Seeking so patiently, seeking with care;
Seeking with loving words, seeking with prayer;
Whom am I seeking? for whom do I pray?
Whom am I seeking for Jesus today?

2 Whom am I seeking of those whom I love
Trying to lead them to Jesus above;
Watching and praying, wherever I may,
Whom am I seeking for Jesus today? [Refrain]

3 Jesus the Shepherd is seeking his own;
Shall he go after the lost sheep alone?
Oh, in his work to be near him alway;
Whom am I seeking for Jesus today? [Refrain]

4 Sweet is the voice of his love in my soul,
Sweet is the power of his grace to control;
Seeking for others like blessings to share,
Whom am I bringing to Jesus in prayer? [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #99

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Swiftly, so swiftly, the years roll away
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Seeking so patiently, seeking with prayer



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Sacred Trio #412

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Showers of Blessing #99

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The Sacred Trio #412

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