Scripture Verse

He is our God…today if you will hear His voice, harden not your heart. Psalm 95:7–8

Introduction

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Baptist W. Noel
(1798–1873)

Words: Bap­tist W. No­el, A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, Adapt­ed Chief­ly for Con­gre­ga­tion­al and So­cial Wor­ship (Lon­don: B. W. Gar­din­er, 1853), num­ber 7, alt.

Music: Sel­lin­ge John P. Hul­lah, Book of Praise Hym­nal (Lon­don: Mac­Mil­lan, 1868), num­ber 49 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John P. Hullah
(1812–1884)

Lyrics

All yesterday is past,
Tomorrow’s not our own;
Today may be our final chance
To bow before the throne.

Tomorrow, Lord is Thine,
Lodged in Thy sovereign hand;
And if its sun arise and shine,
It shines by Thy command.

The present moment flies
And bears our life away;
Oh, make the careless truly wise,
That they may live today.

Hear ye His voice today,
And harden not your heart;
Tomorrow He in justice may
Pronounce the doom, Depart.

Upon a fleeting hour
Eternity is hung;
Lord, waken by Thy mighty power
The agèd and the young.