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Do Your Very Best Today

Are you looking forward to some cherished time

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Tune: [Are you looking forward to some cherished time]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Are you looking forward to some cherished time,
Missing daily music for some distant chime;
Scorning all the present with its gifts sublime?
Do your very best today.

Do your very best today,
Do your very best today;
Just the present moment is the golden time,
Do your very best today.

2 Prize the precious moments while they’re passing by,
Fill them full of loving deeds that cannot die;
Win some souls for Jesus, and a home on high,
Do your very best today. [Refrain]

3 Make your life a blessing time can ne’er destroy,
Let some noble calling all your time employ;
Then no sad regrets will mar your future joy,
Do your very best today. [Refrain]

4 Grasp the golden moments, for they will not stay,
Life is swiftly fading to the twilight gray;
But a grand endeavor brightens all the way,
Do your very best today. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Promise: for use in Sunday-schools, prayer meetings, revivals, young people's meetings and on special occasions #112

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you looking forward to some cherished time
Title: Do Your Very Best Today
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Refrain First Line: Do your very best today



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Junior Praises for use in junior societies and on special occasions #60

New Junior Songs #d8

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Praise and Promise #112

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