Building day by day

We are building in sorrow, and building in joy

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [We are building in sorrow, and building in joy]
Published in 22 hymnals

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1. We are building in sorrow, and building in joy,
A temple the world cannot see;
But we know it will stand if we found it on a rock,
Thro’ the ages of eternity.

Refrain
We are building day by day
As the moments glide away,
Our temple which the world may not see;
Every victory won by grace
Will be sure to find its place,
In our building for eternity.

2. Every deed forms a part in this building of ours,
That is done in the name of the Lord;
For the love that we show and the kindness we bestow,
He has promised us a bright reward. [Refrain]

3. Then be watchful and wise, let the temple we rear
Be one that no tempest can shock
For the Master has said, and He taught us in His Word,
We must build upon the solid rock. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #683

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: We are building in sorrow, and building in joy
Title: Building day by day
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We are building day by day
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #683
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Small Church Music #6583

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