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Not tomorrow, but today

Not tomorrow, but today

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Not tomorrow, but today]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Not tomorrow, but today,
God has said be up and doing;
He, our feeble strength renewing,
Goes before us all the way,
Making brighter ev’ry day.

Words of cheer, sweet words of cheer,
From the Saviour now we hear;
And our strength he doth renew,
As our journey we pursue,
Goes before us all the way,
Goes before us all the way.

2 Not tomorrow, but today,
Haste to tell the joyful story
Of eternal life in glory;
God’s command let all obey,—
Not tomorrow, but today. [Refrain]

3 Not tomorrow, but today,
If our lamp of faith is burning,
Let it shine on those now turning
From the path of sin away,
Help the wand’ring soul to pray. [Refrain]

4 Not tomorrow, but today,
Labor on and weary never,
Till our feet shall cross the river,
Till our blessed Lord shall say,
Welcome home to endless day. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #72

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

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First Line: Not tomorrow, but today
Author: Fanny Crosby


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