Sweeter as the years roll by

When upon bended knee Jesus whispered to me

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [When upon bended knee Jesus whispered to me]
Published in 15 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When upon bended knee, Jesus whispered to me,
Sweeter voice I had never heard;
But the years as they roll bring a joy to my soul,
As I linger upon his word.

For he is sweeter as the years roll by,
To be worthy of his love I’ll try;
So I’ll love him more and more,
As I near the other shore,
For he is sweeter as the years roll by.

2 Ev’ry day is a joy sin can never destroy,
Ev’ry moment in peace I dwell;
But I’m longing to stand face to face, hand in hand,
With the One whom I love so well. [Refrain]

3 Days may come, they must go, as a torrent they flow,
Rushing on to eternity;
But the time as it flies, brings me nearer the prize
That awaits when my King I’ll see. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #54

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When upon bended knee Jesus whispered to me
Title: Sweeter as the years roll by
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: For he is sweeter as the years roll by



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