Saturday, March 27, 2010

Diminishing Days

"So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom" (Psalm 90:12). "Boast not thyself of tomorrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth" (Proverbs 27:1).

Teach us, O Lord, how to treasure each day;
Instruct us to know what to do.
Days are diminishing; time slips away.
Soon we will slip away too!

Knowing that time marches on undeterred,
And no one can turn back the clock,
Show us, O Lord, in Your marvelous Word,
The path You would have us to walk.

Today is now here. Yesterday's finished.
Tomorrow will not be delayed.
The moments so precious are being diminished;
How quickly the present will fade!

So teach us, O Lord, now to number our days
And to use every one that You give
To serve You with joy, with thanksgiving, and praise
By the grace You provide us to live.

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