Author: Anonymous Hymnal: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #112 (1936) Meter: 22.214.171.124 irregular Hymnal Title: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls First Line: We are but minutes, little things Lyrics: 1 We are but minutes - little things
Each one furnished with sixty wings,
With which we fly on our unseen track,
And not a minute ever comes back.
2 We are but minutes - yet each one bears
A little burden of joys and cares,
Patiently take the minutes of pain,
The worst of minutes cannot remain.
3 We are but minutes - when we bring
A few of the drops from pleasure's spring,
Taste their sweetness while we stay,
It takes but a minute to fly away.
4 We are but minutes - use us well,
For how we are used we must one day tell;
who uses us has hours to use,
Who loses minutes whole years must lose. Topics: Conduct Tune Title: ALLA TRINITA
We Are But Minutes