Music by F. L. Eiland
Lyrics by Jennie Wilson
Time is filled with swift transition,
Naught of earth unmoved can stand.
Build your hopes on things eternal,
Hold to God’s unchanging hand!
Trust in Him who will not leave you,
Whatsoever years may bring.
If by earthly friends forsaken,
Still more closely to Him cling!
Covet not this world’s vain riches
That so rapidly decay;
Seek to gain the heavenly treasures,
They will never pass away!
When your journey is completed,
If to God you have been true,
Fair and bright the home in glory
Your enraptured soul will view!
F. L. Eiland was a Christian songwriter of the nineteenth century who wrote many good hymns. Unfortunately, this is practically the only one still sung today.