Improve the Shining Moments

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  1. 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 sunbeams
    To lengthen out their stay,
    Nor can we ask the shadow
    To ever stay away.
  2. 2. Time flies on wings of lightning;
    We cannot call it back.
    It comes, then passes forward
    Along 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. 3. As wintertime doth follow
    The pleasant summer days,
    So may our joys all vanish
    And pass far from our gaze.
    Then should we not endeavor
    Each day some point to gain,
    That we may here be useful
    And ev’ry wrong disdain?
  4. 4. Improve each shining moment.
    In this you are secure,
    For promptness bringeth safety
    And blessings rich and pure.
    Let prudence guide your actions;
    Be honest in your heart;
    And God will love and bless you
    And help to you impart.
  5. Text and music: Robert B. Baird, 1855–1916
Book
Hymnal
Hymn Number
226
Music
Robert B. Baird, 1855–1916.
Text
Robert B. Baird, 1855–1916.
Scriptures
Alma 34:32–33, Psalm 119:60
Meter
7 6 7 6 D
Topic
Cheerfulness, Duty, Encouragement, Preparedness, Self-Improvement
Tune
Gwenthlyn
Languages
Bahasa Indonesia
Gunakan Setiap Saat
103
Dansk
Benyt de lyse dage
142
Deutsch
Die Zeit vergeht im Fluge (Gesangbuch)
143
Español
La voz, ya, del eterno (Himnos)
145
Français
Mettons à profit le temps (Cantiques)
143
Gagana Samoa
Fa‘aaoga Taimi Uma
139
Latviešu Valoda
Tver katru dienas brīdi!
142
Lea Fakatonga
Tokanga ki he Taimi
132
Lietuvių Kalba
Akimirkas branginki
126
Magyar
Használj ki minden napot
141
Norsk
Benytt enhver anledning
176
Português
Prolongue os Bons Momentos (Hinário)
152
Q'eqchi'
Chiʼoksimanq li hoonal
139
Reo Tahiti
Ha’apa’o i tō taime
134
Română
Folosiți bine timpul
143
Suomi
Ain käytä hetkes oikein
147
Svenska
Ta vara på var timma
156
Tagalog
Buhay ay Pagbutihin
137
Български
Миговете земни по-светли направи
142
Русский
Лови судьбы мгновенья (Номер гимна)
139
Українська
Дорогоцінний час
133
ภาษาไทย
ปรับปรุงโอกาสที่เรืองรอง
111
한국어
촌음을 아껴 쓰고 (찬송가)
147
中文
及時努力
140
日本語
時を惜しみて
146