Scripture Verse

Ye shall serve the Lord your God. Exodus 23:25

Introduction

Words: Mar­i­on Clyde, in New Songs of Praise, by Al­fred E. Hel­ton et al. (Le­noir, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1913), num­ber 106.

Music: W. Ches­ter Dol­lar (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

When the golden sun from my sight’s descended,
And I turn from earth and its cares away,
Often to my mind comes the solemn question,
O what have I done for the Lord today?

Refrain

O what have I done to advance His kingdom?
Have I sought one soul from the fold astray?
Have I sowed good seed, or been standing idle?
O what have I done for the Lord today?

With my words and deeds I have biased others;
How it fills my soul with untold dismay!
Tho’ I would recall, they remain forever;
O what have I done for the Lord today?

Refrain

Have I honored God with my earnest efforts,
Striving His commands ever to obey?
Toiling in His name, praising Him for blessings,
O what have I done for the Lord today?

Refrain