A day may prime thee, improve this hour


A stick in time saves mine


Aim higher than the mark


Amidst the flowers I tell the hours


As a shadow such is life


Be thankful, watch, pray and work


By the shadow shall I mark time


Come boy now's the hour


Come light visit me


Count all the hours lost which are not accompanied by some worthy deed


Evil be to him who thinks evil thereof


Go your way into His courts with thanksgiving


He hath made his choice aright, who counted but the hours of light


I am a shadow, so art thou, I mark the time, dost thou?


I count bright hours only


I count only sunny hours


I stand amid the summer flowers/ to tell the passage of the hours.
When winter steals the flowers away I tell the passing of their day.
Man whose flesh is but as grass like summer flowers thy life shall pass while time is thine lay up in store/ and thou shalt live for evermore


Lead kindly light


Learn to live and die well


Learn ze, years pass by like running water


Let not the sun go down on your wrath


Let others tell of storms and showers, I tell only sunny hours


Let the slight shadow teach thee wisdom


Life's but a walking shadow


Light and shadow by turns, but love always


Light is the shadow of God


Like a true fireman, I am always ready


Look at me and pass on


Loose no time


Man wants but little here below, nor wants that little wrong


Moved by the light


My time is in thy hand


Night comes when no man can work


On this moment hangs eternity


Only as I abide in the light of heaven do I fulfil the will of my maker


Perhaps the last


Slow comes the hour, its passing speed how great


Snatch the present hour, fear the last


So passes the glory of the world


Tak tent o'time, ere time be tint


The clock the time may wrongly tell, I never if the sun shines well


The gliding hour flies on its fitful wings


The Lord is my light


The shadow of my finger cast divides the future from the past; before it stands the unborn hour in darkness and beyond thy power; behind its returning line the vanished hour no longer thine; one hour alone is in thy hand, the now on which the shadow stands


The Sun guides me the shadows gone


The Sun who guides the heavenly bodies produces the shade


They pass by and are scorned


Till the day dawn and the shadows flee away


Time and tide wait for no man


Time flies, death urges, knells call, heaven invites


Time flies, eternity draws near


Time passes as a shadow


To God alone by the glory


To thee that mourn the hours are slow/ but with joyful swiftly go


When thou dost look upon my face,/ to learn the time of day: think how my shadow keeps its pace,/ as thy life flies away.
Take, mortal this advice from me/ and so resolve to spend.
Thy life on earth, that heaven shall be/ thy home when time shall end


With the shadow nothing, without the shadow nothing


With warning hand I mark times rapid flight, from life's glad morning to its solemn night. Yet through the dear God's love, I also show, There's light above me by the shade below


Elenco aggiornato a Febbraio 2015


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