Scripture Verse

By wisdom is a house built. Proverbs 24:3

Introduction

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Isaac H. Meredith
1872–1962

Words: Flo­ra Kirk­land, 1901.

Music: Is­aac H. Me­re­dith (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Kirk­land (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Building, dai­ly buil­ding, while the mo­ments fly,
We are ev­er build­ing life work for on high!
Character we’re build­ing, thoughts and ac­tions free
Make for us a build­ing for eter­ni­ty.

Refrain

We are build­ing day by day,
While the mo­ments pass away,
We are build­ing, ev­er build­ing;
We are buil­ding day by day,
While the mo­ments pass away,
We are build­ing for eter­ni­ty.

Choosing, as we la­bor, what we wish to take,
Oh let us be care­ful for the Mas­ter’s sake!
He will help our la­bor, He will strength be­stow;
Let us choose for Je­sus all we use be­low.

Refrain

Hay or wood or stub­ble, we must ne­ver use,
Offers of the temp­ter we must e’er re­fuse.
Sinful thoughts and act­ions will not stand the test;
Seeking God’s ap­prov­al, we must use the best.

Refrain

May the Lord ap­prove us! ’Tis our ear­nest pray­er.
Oh, to have our build­ing tall, and strong and fair!
Oh, to live for Je­sus! Tru­ly ev­ery hour,
Building, pray­ing, trust­ing in His migh­ty pow­er!

Refrain