1 We are but minutes - little things
Each one furnished with sixty wings,
With which we fly on our unseen track,
And not a minute ever comes back.
2 We are but minutes - yet each one bears
A little burden of joys and cares,
Patiently take the minutes of pain,
The worst of minutes cannot remain.
3 We are but minutes - when we bring
A few of the drops from pleasure's spring,
Taste their sweetness while we stay,
It takes but a minute to fly away.
4 We are but minutes - use us well,
For how we are used we must one day tell;
who uses us has hours to use,
Who loses minutes whole years must lose.
Source: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #112
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Infant Songs #d32||Tick, tick, tick||We are but minutes, little things||1881|
|Infant Songs #d32||The song of the minutes||We are but minutes, little things||1882|
|Sweet Hosannahs for the Sunday School #d61||The song of the minutes||We are but minutes, little things||1884|
|The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #112||We Are But Minutes||We are but minutes, little things||ALLA TRINITA||Anonymous||220.127.116.11 Irregular||1936||Conduct ||
|The Silver Chime #d88||The song of the minutes||We are but minutes, little things||1890|
|The Silver Chime: a cluster of Sabbath school melodies, tunes, sentences, chants, etc., for the use of children and teachers in their school exercises, devotions, and recreations, to which is added... #54||The song of the minutes||We are but minutes, little things||1862|