"While with Ceaseless Course the Sun"
                        by John Newton, 1725-1807
                                 Text From:
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.92

        1. Wbile with ceaseless course the sun
        Hasted through the former year,
        Many souls their race have run,
        Nevermore to meet us here;
        Fixed in an eternal state,
        They have done with all below.
        We a little longer wait,
        But how little, none can know.

        2. As the winged arrow files
        Speedily the mark to find;
        As the lightning from the skies
        Darts and leaves no trace behind,
        Swiftly thus our fleeting days
        Bear us down life's rapid stream.
        Upward, Lord, our spirits raise;
        All below is but a dream.

        3. Thanks for mercies past receive,
        Pardon of our sins renew;
        Teach us henceforth how to live
        With eternity in view.
        Bless Thy Word to young and old,
        Fill us with a Savior's love;
        And when life's short tale is told,
        May we dwell with Thee above.

Notes: Hymn #113 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 90:12 Author: John Newton, 1774 Tune: "Christe, wahres Seelenlicht" 1st Published in: _Neues geistreiches Gesangbuh_ Town: Halle, 1704
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