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No Time

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1 With God’s Shekinah glory filled,
Heav’n needs no sun or moon;
As dawn and sunset merge to shine
In bright, unending noon.

2 No spinning spheres the seasons mark,
No ebb of moon-pulled tide,
No precious moment to be lost,
No time to kill or bide.

3 No evening when the flowers close,
At looming end of day;
No rush to finish work undone,
No light that will not stay.

4 No midnight watchman in the street,
Or guard upon the wall,
The gates of pearl need never shut,
No foe can there appall.

5 No rooster greets the coming sun,
No haste to rise and toil;
No need to wake, for none have slept:
No dreaded daily moil.

6 No fleeting years, or misspent hours,
No soon, or late, or speed;
No yesterday, tomorrow, nor
A tyrant clock to heed.

7 No ghosts of past or future there,
In all that light kissed land;
But endless joy and peace abound,
Blessed by the great I AM.

8 No sick beds, cemeteries there,
No hearts with grief o’ercome;
No tombstones marching row by row
To death’s low sounding drum.

9 Time’s darkly flowing river now
Is banished from on high;
Before us yearless streams of life:
We have no time to die.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9489

Author: Richard W. Adams

Born: 1952, Mis­souri. Adams grad­u­at­ed from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Mis­sou­ri, Co­lum­bia (BA 1974, cum laude, Phi Be­ta Kap­pa). Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: With God’s Shekinah glory filled
Title: No Time
Author: Richard W. Adams (2015)
Language: English
Copyright: © 2015 Richard W. Adams These lyrics may be freely reproduced or published for Christian worship or devotions, provided they are not altered, & this notice is on each copy



PRECIOUS LORD, the tune Thomas Dorsey used for his most beloved hymn, "Precious Lord, take my hand", is an adaptation of MAITLAND. Sometimes Dorsey is shown as the composer, sometimes as the arranger or adapter of Allen's composition. MAITLAND is often attributed to Allen, but the earliest known sou…

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The Cyber Hymnal #9489
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