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Is the World a Better Place?

Have you done your very best

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Have you done your very best]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Have you done your very best,
Has your life met ev’ry test?
Does divine approval rest on what you do?
Did you lend a helping hand?
Help a fallen brother stand?
Is the world a better place because of you.

Refrain:
Is the world a better place because of you?
To the promise that you made have you been true?
Did you ever help another whose friends were all too few?
Is the world a better place because of you?

2 Of your silver and your gold,
Did you from the Lord withhold?
You must leave it all one earth when you are thro’;
To the Word of God give heed,
Give to those who are in need,
Make the world a better place because of you. [Refrain]

3 When you reach the pearly gate,
Will some angel for you wait?
Take you by the hand and lead you safely thro’?
In that land of perfect day,
Will there be some one to say:
“Heav’n will be a better place because of you.” [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of Pentecost #112

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you done your very best
Title: Is the World a Better Place?
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Is the world a better place because of you
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns of Pentecost #112

Songs of Faith and Triumph Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Combined #d60

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