This day is mine, Tomorrow may not be

This day is mine, Tomorrow may not be

Author: Warren R. Fitch
Tune: [This day is mine!]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 This day is mine!
Tomorrow may not be!
I do not know that it will ever come!
Another day I may not live to see;
These lips, which now can speak, may then be dumb.
This day is mine!
No moment can I spare
For idle thoughts or self-indulgent ease;
The work He gives today with love and care
Must be done now, if I my Lord would please.

2 This day is mine!
It soon will pass away,
Swept backward in the tide of vanished years;
I cannot have again a misspent day,
Tho’ I should seek it carefully with tears.
This day is mine!
How swift the moments fly!
Alas for me if, when at set of sun,
In looking back with sad and tearful eye,
I find, too late, my work has not been done.

3 This day is mine!
God gives me all the days
That I may work for Him, and do His will;
And if each day I walk in wisdom’s ways,
He’ll guide my steps, and love, and keep me still.
This day is mine!
O then with all my might,
For love of Him, and with a faith sublime,
Let me each task perform, and feet at night
That all my work is even with my time.

Coda:
This day is mine!
Tomorrow may not be!
I do not know that it will ever come!
Another day I may not live to see;
These lips which now can speak may then be dumb.

Source: Calvary's Praises #187

Author: Warren R. Fitch

Born: December 1, 1836, Rodman, New York. Died: February 28, 1917, Lowville, New York. A Methodist Episcopal minister, Fitch ran general stores in Morristown and Briar Hill, New York. He served as Justice of the Peace, Town Supervisor, and Postmaster at Brier Hill, and as treasurer of the Thousand Island Park Association. He also edited the Lowville Times, and wrote religious and other poetry. --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

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First Line: This day is mine, Tomorrow may not be
Author: Warren R. Fitch

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Calvary's Praises #187

Living Praise No. 2 #d185

The Gospel Chorus #d84

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