Advent Hymnals

486. WHILE THE DAYS ARE GOING BY

Christ in Song,

1.
There are lonely hearts to cherish,
While the days are going by;
There are weary souls who perish,
While the days are going by;
If a smile we can renew,
As our journey we pursue,
O, the good we all may do,
While the days are going by!

Refrain:
Going by, going by,
Going by, going by;
O, the good we all may do,
While the days are going by!

2.
There's no time for idle scorning,
While the days are going by;
Let your face be like the morning,
While the days are going by;
For the world is full of sighs,
Full of sad and weeping eyes;
Help your fallen brother rise,
While the days are going by.  [Refrain]

3.
All the loving links that bind us,
While the days are going by;
One by one we leave behind us,
While the days are going by;
But the seeds of good we sow,
Both in shade and shine will grow,
And will keep our hearts aglow,
While the days are going by.  [Refrain]

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Title While the Days Are Going By
Key A♭ Major
Titles Going by, going by,
First Line There are lonely hearts to cherish
Author George Cooper
Year 1908
Composer Ira D. Sankey
Hymnal -
Tune There are lonely hearts to cherish
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Christ: Winning Souls; Living His Life: Winning Souls
Texts Ecclesiastes 9:10
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