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The Valley of "Not Today"

There's a valley that leads from the beautiful hills

Author: Jessie P. Tompkins
Tune: [There's a valley that leads from the beautiful hills]
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 There's a valley that leads from the beautiful hills,
Far away from the flow of the heavenly rills,
From the music that floats from the Eden of rest,
And the mansions prepared in the Home of the blest.

'Tis the valley of "Not to-day,"
That is leading thy soul astray,
O the seed that is sown,
And the tares that have grown,
In the valley of "Not to-day."

2 There's a mirage of lights that allure thee astray,
And so frail are the flowers that bloom in the way,
Yet you're slighting the beacon that's beaming above,
'Tis the beautiful light of Omnipotent love. [Chorus]

3 From a heart of affection, so tender and true,
There's a voice in the valley that's pleading with you,
"There is danger," It whispers, "if still you delay,
And the shadows of night at the end of the way. [Chorus]

4 Flee, O flee as a bird from the valley, I pray,
To the mountain of peace, on the wings of "to-day,"
There's a refuge for you in the rock of His care,
And a path to the city eternally fair. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #94

Author: Jessie P. Tompkins

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Text Information

First Line: There's a valley that leads from the beautiful hills
Title: The Valley of "Not Today"
Author: Jessie P. Tompkins
Language: English
Refrain First Line: 'Tis the valley of Not today
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Corn In Egypt #170

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Fairer than Day (Enlarged Edition) #164

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Light in the Valley #94

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On Wings of Song #160

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Praise and Rejoicing #146

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