my favorite hymn right now

{improve the shining moments}

improve the shining moments;
don’t let them pass you by.
work while the sun is radiant;
work, for the night draws nigh.
we cannot bid the sunbeams
to lengthen out their stay,
nor can we ask the shadow
to ever stay away.

time flies on wings of lightning;
we cannot call it back.
it comes, then passes forward
along its onward track.
and if we are not mindful,
the chance will fade away,
for life is quick in passing.
’tis as a single day.

as wintertime doth follow
the pleasant summer days,
so may our joys all vanish
and pass far from our gaze.
then should we not endeavor
each day some point to gain,
that we may here be useful
and ev’ry wrong disdain?

improve each shining moment.
in this you are secure,
for promptness bringeth safety
and blessings rich and pure.
let prudence guide your actions;
be honest in your heart;
and god will love and bless you
and help to you impart.


rachbechep said...

ang, you are gor.geous.
and your hair...is so cute!

The Wizzle said...

That is a good one! I never thought about it much because I think the tune is kind of silly, but the words are awesome, aren't they?

Cadi said...

thanks for that.
...i remember singing that a million times but i guess i never ingested the lyrics.

Bev said...

love the song.....
love the pic......
love your cute kids.....
love you!!

Megan said...

you look so beautiful! i love this picture with your girls. thank you for continuing to inspire me :-)

runningfan said...

As I was playing RS on Sunday with a happy, happy heart, this is one of the hymns I picked! One of my favorites!

Unknown said...

i second that.

maccam said...

I am in LOVE with your hair. Such a beautiful picture of you and the girls.