Just for Today

Just for today, dear Father, we pray

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Just for today, dear Father, we pray]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Just for today, dear Father, we pray,
Bright let Thy love-light gleam o’er our way;
Wash us and make our hearts pure within,
Take from us e’en the longing to sin.

Just for today,
Just for today,
Guide us and keep us
Just for today.

2 Just for today, oh, help us to be
Lights trimmed and burning, shining for Thee;
Where duty calls us, pointing the way,
Serving Thee truly each passing day. [Refrain]

3 Just for today, whatever betide,
Clasp our hands closer, walk by our side;
Safe in Thy keeping, naught can affright,
Following Jesus, darkness is light. [Refrain]

Source: Make Christ King: a selection of high class gospel music for use in general worship and special evangelistic meetings #128

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Just for today, dear Father, we pray
Title: Just for Today
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

A Messenger for Jesus #d167

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Alexander's New Revival Hymns #138

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Make Christ King #128

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Make His Praise Glorious #91

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Winona Hymns #77

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