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TIME HOW SWIFT




While with ceaseless course the sun
Hasted through the former year,
Many souls their race have run,
Never more to meet us here;


Fixed in an eternal fate,
They have done with all below.
We a little longer wait,
But how little—none can know.


As the wingèd arrow flies
Speedily the mark to find;
As the lightning from the skies
Darts, and leaves no trace behind,


Swiftly thus our fleeting days
Bear us down life's rapid stream.
Upward, Lord, our spirits raise;
All below is but a dream.


Thanks for mercies past receive,
Pardon of our sins renew;
Teach us, henceforth how to live
With eternity in view.


Bless Thy Word to young and old,
Fill us with a Saviour's love;
And when life's short tale is told,
May we dwell with Thee above.


---Alternative verses---


Fixed in an eternal state,
They have done with all below.
We a little longer wait,
But how little - none can know.


Gracious God our thanks receive,
Pardon of our sins renew;
Teach us, henceforth more to live
With eternity in view.


Bless Thy Word to young and old,
Make us trust thy care and love;
And when life's short tale is told,
May we dwell with Thee above.

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 7 7 7
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1774,1779
      Bible Refs: Ps 90:9; Ps 102:11; 1 Co 7:23; 2 Co 5:18;
      MUSIC
      Name: BENEVENTO
      Meter: 7 7 7 7 D
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1792
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        7 7 7 7 D
        7 7 7 7 D
        7 7 7 7 D

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