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Hymn: Time speeds away away away (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Time speeds away away away

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: LM

Tune: Lebanon

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 084, click to see hymnal pages


Time speeds a-way, a-way, a-way,

A-no-ther hour a-no-ther day,

A-no-ther month a-nother year.

Drop from us like the leaf-lets sear,

Drop like the life blood from our hearts

The rose bloom from the cheek de-parts,

The tresses from the tem-ples fall,

The eye grows dim and strange to all,

The eye grows dim and strange to all.

Time speeds away, away, away,

Like torrent in a stormy day;

He undermines the stately tower,

Uproots the tree, and snaps the flower,

And sweeps from our distracted breast

The friends that loved, the friends that blessed,

And leaves us weeping on the shore

To which they can return no more.

Time speeds away, away, away,

No eagle through the skies of day,

No wind along the hills can flee

So swiftly, or so smooth as he.

Like fiery steed from stage to stage

He bears us on, from youth to age,

Then plunges in the fearful sea

Of fathomless eternity.