Advent Hymnals

033. BUILDING FOR ETERNITY

Christ in Song,

1.
We are building in sorrow or joy
A temple the world may not see,
Which time cannot mar nor destroy:
We build for eternity.

Chorus:
We are building, ev'ry day,
A temple the world may not see;
Building, building ev'ry day,
Building for eternity!

2.
Ev'ry tho't that we've ever had,
Its own little place has fill'd;
Ev'ry deed we have done, good or bad,
Is a stone in the temple we build.  [Chorus]

3.
Ev'ry word that so lightly falls,
Giving some heart joy or pain,
Will shine in our temple wall,
Or ever its beauty stain.  [Chorus]

4.
Are you building for God alone?
Are you building in faith and love,
A temple the Father will own,
In the city of light above?  [Chorus]

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Title Building for Eternity
Key E Major
Titles We are building, ev'ry day,
First Line We are building in sorrow or joy
Author N. B. S.
Year 1908
Composer undefined
Hymnal -
Tune We are building in sorrow or joy
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Invitation and Repentance; Living His Life: Christian Character; Special Selections: Solos
Texts 1 Corinthians 3:13
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