10972. Do It Now

1 By the lip, the leaf, the pen,
Speed the Gospel tidings on
To the waiting hearts of men.
What you have to give or say,
Give it now, and say today.

2 Sow a little wayside talk;
Sow a sunny daily walk—
God will watch and nurse the stalk.
Only do the planting thou—
Do it early, do it now.

3 By the purse, the prayer, the song,
Send the blessèd Word along,
Into every land and tongue;
Whatsoe’er it be, or how,
Do it early, do it now.

4 True and steady to the chart,
Hand in hand and heart to heart,
Let us do a hero’s part.
Some may sow and some may plow,
Do it early, do it now.

Text Information
First Line: By the lip, the leaf, the pen
Title: Do It Now
Author: Salathial C. Kirk
Meter: 77.774
Language: English
Source: Musings Along the Way (Philadelphia: A. H. Sickler & Company, 1900)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: WÜRTTEMBERG
Composer (attributed to): Johann Rosenmüller, 1610-1684
Meter: 77.774
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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