The days are swiftly going by

The days are swiftly going by

Author: J. S. Kimbrough
Tune: [The days are swiftly going by]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The days are swiftly going by,
The fleeting, passing moments say;
With rapid wing they speed away,
Nor in their onward journey stay.

Thy grace, O Lord, on us bestow,
Teach us the ways of sin to shun;
Give us the joys of Heav’n to know,
When life’s short race with us is run.

2 The morning light but scarcely breaks
Before the night’s dark gloom appears;
An everlasting flight it takes,
And joins the dead and buried years. [Refrain]

3 Life is a day that soon is o’er,
A span of time that quickly flies;
And then we sleep, to dream no more
Till resurrection’s morn we rise. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9202

Author: J. S. Kimbrough

Early 20th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The days are swiftly going by
Author: J. S. Kimbrough
Refrain First Line: Thy grace, O Lord, on us
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9202
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The Cyber Hymnal #9202

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