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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 17 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 USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… 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
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For He is sweeter as the years roll by
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 17 of 17)
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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #124

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Gospel Gems Number 1 #70

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His Worthy Praise #54

Hymns of Assurance, Containing 50 New Gospel Songs #d134

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Hymns of Blessing for the Living Church #70

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Hymns We Love #29

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Jubilate #177

Junior Praises #d66

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Life and Service Hymns #70

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New Songs of Pentecost No. 2 #104

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New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #84

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New Soul Winning Songs #49

Praise and Service Songs for Sunday Schools #d249

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Rose of Sharon Hymns #432

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Songs of Mounting Up No. 2 #5

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Standard Hymns and Spiritual Songs #262

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The Gospel Message No. 3 #14

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