Scripture Verse

Serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul. Deuteronomy 10:12

Introduction

Words: Fred­er­ick How­ard, in Chris­tian Gos­pel Songs (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Charles Reign Sco­ville, 1909), num­ber 86, ar­ranged by Grace Med­bu­ry & George Og­den.

Music: Fred­er­ick How­ard (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Have I spoken words of love,
Or selfish have I gone?
Have I made some blackness white,
Or sung a cheerful song?
Have I brought a smile of hope,
Or wiped sad tears away?
Have I done a single thing
In Jesus’ name today?
Father, in penitence pleading,
Forgiveness I ask not in vain;
Tomorrow, if spared thro’ Thy mercy,
I’ll serve Thee again and again.
I’ll lift up the bruisèd and fallen,
I’ll lead the blind to the light;
For today I’ve done nothing for Jesus—
Hold me close in Your arms tonight.

Have I held the Savior’s face
Enshrined within my heart?
Have I lived for gain of gold,
My life absorbed in mart?
Have I visited the sick,
Their fever to allay?
Have I done a single thing
In Jesus’ name today?
Father, in penitence pleading,
Forgiveness I ask not in vain;
Tomorrow, if spared thro’ Thy mercy,
I’ll serve Thee again and again.
I’ll lift up the bruisèd and fallen,
I’ll lead the blind to the light;
For today I’ve done nothing for Jesus—
Hold me close in Your arms tonight.

Traveler worn with weary feet,
Behold the Master’s face;
Sin-sick soul, all tempest torn,
Repose in His embrace;
Weary ones, heart-aching ones,
Behold, His is the way,
Let me lead you to the Christ
In Jesus’ name today.
Father, Thy name I have spoken,
I’ve walked close beside Thee all day,
I’ve clung to the hem of Thy garment,
In fear lest I lose my way.
I’ve told others that sweet old story
From Heav’n they’ve seen Thy light;
Today I’ve done something for Jesus,
Let me rest in His arms tonight.