Scripture Verse

Thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before Thee. Psalm 39:5

Introduction

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J. S. Kimbrough

Words: J. S. Kim­brough, in The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: An­tho­ny. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904), num­ber 184.

Music: Acon­ca­gua Claude H. Bot­toms (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Kim­brough’s full name, or where to get a bet­ter pho­to or him or Bot­toms, would you ?

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Claude H. Bottoms
(1878–1940)

Lyrics

The days are swiftly going by,
The fleeting, passing moments say;
With rapid wing they speed away,
Nor in their onward journey stay.

Refrain

Thy grace, O Lord, on us bestow,
Teach us the ways of sin to shun;
Give us the joys of Heav’n to know,
When life’s short race with us is run.

The morning light but scarcely breaks
Before the night’s dark gloom appears;
An everlasting flight it takes,
And joins the dead and buried years.

Refrain

Life is a day that soon is o’er,
A span of time that quickly flies;
And then we sleep, to dream no more
Till resurrection’s morn we rise.

Refrain