As the world rushes on

As the world rushes on,
I’m reminded of Thee.
Though time passes away,
There’s eternity in me.

Now nothing ’neath the sun,
But Thou and Thou alone,
Can satisfy my heart.
Things temp’ral will not do;
I’d things above pursue;
Eternal One, Thou art.
Priceless ’tis, now I see,
To spend time seeking Thee.
Time is precious to me,
Limited in quantity.

Lord, I just want to spend
My time with only Thee,
For Thou art worthy Lord.
I’d every moment seize,
Not one spent without Thee,
But with my love, my Lord.
How can I spend my time
That it’d be valuable,
Thousand-fold multiplied,
Ever our memorial?

I’d rather spend a day,
With Thee and with Thy saints,
Than thousand days away.
One thing, that do I seek,
To dwell within Thy house
Beholding Thee always.
New beginning I ask.
All my heart, capture more;
All my time, spent with Thee;
All my days, on Thee outpoured.

The time, may I redeem,
From many wasted days,
From wand’ring aimlessly.
More time I cannot waste;
Thou long didst wait for me,
To turn my being to Thee.
Chun Wang

Houston, Texas, United States

Lord, thank You for this song!


We've been drawn off by so many things, wandering aimlessly, yet the deep sense of purpose in our heart is not satisfied. Lord, we don't want to waste our time. Revive us, attract us, grant us a new beginning!


Iligan City, Philippines

Such a lovely hymn to sing to the Lord in our personal times with Him. I just learned it today and it's so timely. While learning this hymn I realized that I have spent so little time with Him now that I entered grad school than before. I'm reminded that time spent with Him and the saints is an eternal memorial. I truly miss the meetings, the supply I get from the other saints' sharing, and the joy of bringing someone to Him. However, I get too preoccupied by work, study and other personal things. And so I just pray that may the Lord be gracious to me and to other saints struggling with their time as well to learn to be wise and be normal with our church life again. I still love Him and His church.