1 We are building in sorrow or joy
A temple the world may not see,
Which time cannot mar nor destroy:
We build for eternity.
We are building, ev'ry day,
A temple the world may not see;
Building, building ev'ry day,
Building for eternity!
2 Ev'ry tho't that we've ever had,
Its own little place has fill'd;
Ev'ry deed we have done, good or bad,
Is a stone in the temple we build. [Chorus]
3 Ev'ry word that so lightly falls,
Giving some heart joy or pain,
Will shine in our temple wall,
Or ever its beauty stain. [Chorus]
4 Are you building for God alone?
Are you building in faith and love,
A temple the Father will own,
In the city of light above? [Chorus]
Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #33
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|The Cyber Hymnal #685||Building for Eternity (Sargent)||We are building in sorrow or joy||[We are building in sorrow or joy]||N. B. Sargent||<cite>Sacred Songs No. 1</cite>, by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan & George C. Stebbins (New York: The Biglow & Main Company, 1896), number 176, with an 1887 copyright by Daniel B. Towner|