Only today is mine

I must do some kindness for those I meet

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [I must do some kindness for those I meet]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I must do some kindness for those I meet,
For only today is mine;
Spite of weary burdens keep pure and sweet,
For only today is mine.

Refrain:
Only today my eyes may see,
Tomorrow may come, but not for me,
Help me, dear Saviour, to live for Thee,
Only today is mine.

2 To the ones that stumble I’ll lend a hand,
For only today is mine;
Help them struggle upward and bravely stand,
For only today is mine. [Refrain]

3 I must seek the erring who else might stray,
For only today is mine;
Lead them past the pitfalls that fill the way,
For only today is mine. [Refrain]

4 In some loving service I’ll take a part,
For only today is mine;
Work for Jesus gladly with hand and heart,
For only today is mine. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Help: for the Sunday school, evangelistic and church services #130

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. 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: I must do some kindness for those I meet
Title: Only today is mine
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Only today my eyes may see

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Songs of Help #130

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