Be a Helper

The moments are passing, the days quickly fly

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [The moments are passing, the days quickly fly]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The moments are passing, the days quickly fly,
The time to help someone is here;
Go seek out the needy, O pass them not by,
But give to them comfort and cheer.

Be a helper to someone on life’s weary road,
Be a helper and help carry somebody’s load;
Be a helper scattering sunshine abroad,
Leading the weary and helpless unto their God.

2 The friendless and homeless, the heart-sick and sad,
Are needing a friend and a guide;
A word kindly spoken would make their hearts glad,
And brush ev’ry tear drop aside. [Refrain]

3 The sick and the aged, the helpless and poor,
Are needing our help ev’ry day;
So many have sorrow and pain to endure,
While we are so happy and gay. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #93

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The moments are passing, the days quickly fly
Title: Be a Helper
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Be a helper to someone on life's weary road
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: Public Domain



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Jubilate #93

Jubilate Sunday School Hymnal #93

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