The Olive Leaf-63, Time Flies


Note that the book from which this song was taken is currently out of print.

1. Time speeds away, away, away!
Another hour, another day,
Another month, another year,
Drops from us like the leaflet sere:
Drops like the lifeblood from our hearts;
The rare bloom from our cheeks departs;
The tresses from our temples fall;
The eye grows dim and strange to all.

2. Time speeds away, away, away,
Like torrents in a summer day;
He undermines the stately tow'r,
Uproots the tree and snaps the flow'r;
And sweeps, from our distracted breast,
The friends that loved, the friends that blessed;
And leaves us weeping on the shore,
To which they can return no more.