Improve the Shining Moments

First line: Improve the shining moments, Don’t let / Improve the shining moments; Don’t let them pass / Improve the shining moments

Original language: English

Words: Robert B. Baird
Music: Robert B. Baird


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1. 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 sunbeamsTo lengthen out their stay,Nor can we ask the shadowTo ever stay away.
2. Time flies on wings of lightning;We cannot call it back.It comes, then passes forwardAlong 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.
3. As wintertime doth followThe pleasant summer days,So may our joys all vanishAnd pass far from our gaze.Then should we not endeavorEach day some point to gain,That we may here be usefulAnd ev’ry wrong disdain?
4. Improve each shining moment.In this you are secure,For promptness bringeth safetyAnd blessings rich and pure.Let prudence guide your actions;Be honest in your heart;And God will love and bless youAnd help to you impart.

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1. 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 sunbeamsTo lengthen out their stay,Nor can we ask the shadowTo ever stay away.
2. Time flies on wings of lightning;We cannot call it back;It comes, then passes forwardAlong 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.
3. As wintertime doth followThe pleasant summer days,So may our joys all vanishAnd pass far from our gaze.Then should we not endeavorEach day some point to gain,That we may here be useful,And every wrong disdain?
4. Improve each shining moment;In this you are secure,For promptness bringeth safetyAnd blessings rich and pure.Let prudence guide your actions;Be honest in your heart;And God will love and bless youAnd help to you impart.

These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

X:226 Q:1/4=76 M:2/4 L:1/8 K:G D | G3/2G/ GA | B G2 D | A3/2A/ Bc | B3 yy

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Arr.: Darwin Wolford

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Artist: Congregation

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Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

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Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

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Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

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Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

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Unofficial or Local Publications

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