While the Days are Going By

Words by George Cooper Music by Ira D. Sankey

"There are lonely hearts to cherish.
While the days are going by.

This, one of the most popular hymns to which I have set music, was written by George Cooper. I found it as a poem in a periodical in 1881, and immediately wrote the chorus and composed the tune. It has been much used and greatly blessed in Gospel meetings.