Advent Hymnals

558. LIFETIME IS WORKING TIME

Christ in Song,

1.
Lifetime is working time, spend no idle days;
Jesus is calling thee on the harvest ways;
Working with a willing hand, sing a song of praise;
Work, ever work for Jesus!

Chorus:
Swiftly the hours of labor fly,
Freighted with love let each pass by!
There is joy in labor for the struggling neighbor,
Work, ever work for Jesus!

2.
Lifetime is working time, learn where duty lies;
Grasp ev'ry passing day as a precious prize;
Glad to help the sorrowing, glad to sympathize;
Work, ever work for Jesus!  [Chorus]

3.
Lifetime is working time, do thy honest part;
Tho' in discouragements, bear a cheerful heart;
Trusting Jesus as thy friend, ne'er from Him depart.  
Work, ever work for Jesus!  [Chorus]

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Title Lifetime Is Working Time
Key D Major
Titles Swiftly the hours of labor fly,
First Line Lifetime is working time, spend no idle days
Author Mrs. Carrie E. Breck
Year 1908
Composer E. S. Lorenz
Hymnal -
Tune Lifetime is working time, spend no idle days
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Christ: Winning Souls; Living His Life: Winning Souls
Texts 2 Corinthians 6:1
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