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My days are gliding swiftly by And I a pilgrim




My days are gliding swiftly by,
And I, a pilgrim stranger,
Would not detain them as they fly,
These hours of toil and danger.

For oh! we stand on Jordan’s strand,
Our friends are passing over,
And just before, the shining shore
We may almost discover.



Our absent king the watchword gave—
“Let every lamp be burning;”
We look afar, across the wave,
Our distant home discerning:

For oh! we stand on Jordan’s strand,
Our friends are passing over,
And just before, the shining shore
We may almost discover.



We’ll gird our loins, my brethren dear,
Our distant home discerning;
Our absent Lord has left us word,
let every lamp be burning.

For oh! we stand on Jordan’s strand,
Our friends are passing over,
And just before, the shining shore
We may almost discover.



Should coming days be cold and dark,
We need not cease our singing;
That perfect rest nought can molest,
Where golden harps are ringing.

For oh! we stand on Jordan’s strand,
Our friends are passing over,
And just before, the shining shore
We may almost discover.



Let sorrow’s rudest tempest blow,
Each cord on earth to sever;
Our Lord says, “Come,”
and there’s our home
For ever and for ever!

For oh! we stand on Jordan’s strand,
Our friends are passing over,
And just before, the shining shore
We may almost discover.



---Alternative verses---


Should coming days be cold and dark,
We will not yield to sorrow,
For hope will sing, with courage bold,
“There's glory on the morrow.”

For oh! we stand on Jordan’s strand,
Our friends are passing over,
And just before, the shining shore
We may almost discover.



Let storms of woe in whirlwinds rise,
Each cord on earth to sever—
There—bright and joyous in the skies—
There is our home for ever;

For oh! we stand on Jordan’s strand,
Our friends are passing over,
And just before, the shining shore
We may almost discover.


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LYRICS
Meter: 8 7 8 7 and refrain
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1835
      Bible Refs: Ps 102:11;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1981# 151
      1899# 880
      1866# 1228
      MUSIC
      Name: THE SHINING SHORE (SHINING CITY)
      Meter: 8 7 8 7 and refrain
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1855
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 880G
        # 262.1G
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