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need lyrics about an old clock

Post by Guest » Thu May 21, 2015 1:05 am

A song I heard when I was very young, I can't remember the lyrics. It was about an old clock. ..."it stopped, short, never to go again when the old man died..... stopped without slumbering, tick tock...tick tock.. Does anyone know this song? Thanks!
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need lyrics about an old clock

Post by songinmyheart » Thu May 21, 2015 1:48 am

I remember singing this with my sister to my great granny's organ accompaniment from her well worn song book

My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf
So it stood ninety years on the floor
It was taller by half than the old man himself
Though it weighed not a pennyweight more

It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born
And was always his treasure and pride
But it stopped, short never to go again
When the old man died

Refrain:
Ninety years without slumbering
tick, tock, tick, tock
His life seconds numbering
tick, tock, tick, tock
It stopped, short never to go again
When the old man died

My grandfather said that of those he could hire
Not a servant so faithful he found
For it wasted no time and had but one desire
At the close of each week to be wound

Refrain

And it kept in its place, not a frown upon its face
And its hands never hung by its side
But it stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died

Refrain

It rang and alarmed in the dead of the night
An alarm that for years had been dumb
And we knew that his spirit was pluming for flight
That his hour for departure had come

Refrain

Still the clock kept the time with a soft and muffled chime
As we silently stood by his side
But it stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died

Refrain

Ninety years without slumbering
His life seconds numbering
It stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died
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Colossians 3:16
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need lyrics about an old clock

Post by Guest » Thu May 21, 2015 6:46 pm

Thank you so much for these lyrics!!!!!
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need lyrics about an old clock

Post by Guest » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:37 pm

There is another one about a clock. I think is called God's Clock.
Some of the lyrics are
I set my life by God's clock, its never fast or slow..
God's Time....is right....He knows whats best for me?
Anyone know the rest of the lyrics and where I can get the music for it?
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need lyrics about an old clock

Post by songinmyheart » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:46 am

The lyrics are in one of four songbooks noted in this link

https://hymnary.org/text/i_set_my_life_by_gods_great_clock

Hope this helps
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Colossians 3:16
THE1HUN
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need lyrics about an old clock

Post by THE1HUN » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:23 pm

1st
I set my life by God's great clock; his time is always right
He time the wind, the rain, the snow, he times the day and night

2nd
I set my life by God's great clock; He's never fast or slow
He plans a perfect day for those who seek His will to know


Chorus:
God's time: tick tock is right: tick tock, There's none so wise as He!
His hand upholds the whole wide world;
He knows what's best for me tick tock
baskingrimes

Re: need lyrics about an old clock

Post by baskingrimes » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:55 pm

I sang this song at VBS over 60 years ago. Praise God that I found it. Would be wonderful if our young ones could sing it now!!!!!
baskingrimes

Re: thank you for this song

Post by baskingrimes » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:57 pm

I sang this song at VBS over 60 years ago. Praise God that I found it. Would be wonderful if our young ones could sing it now!!!!!
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