Have I done my task for the Lord

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1 Have I done my task for the Lord today?
Have I sowed a seed of grace?
Have I any fruits of my toil to lay
At the throne before his face?

If I have, then I’ve taken another step
In my heav’nly, homeward way;
But if not, I have wasted the precious hours,
I have lost a golden day.

2 Have I done my work for the Lord today?
Any single act or word?
Have I used for good, as it came my way,
What I may have seen or heard? [Refrain]

3 Have I done my best for the Lord today?
Is my heart or mind at rest?
Can I say to him as I kneel to pray,
“I have done my very best?” [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #47

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Have I done my task for the Lord
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: If I have, then I've taken
Copyright: Public Domain


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United Praise #47

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