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Posted:  21 May 2015 03:05
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!
Posted:  21 May 2015 03:48
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
Posted:  21 May 2015 20:46
Thank you so much for these lyrics!!!!!
Posted:  27 Nov 2017 23:37
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?
Posted:  28 Nov 2017 02:46
The lyrics are in one of four songbooks noted in this link
https://hymnary.org/text/i_set_my_life_by_god ...
Hope this helps
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