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I've Tried to Do My Best

Through all the long and lonely years

Author: Katharyn Bacon
Tune: [Thro’ all the long and lonely years]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Thro’ all the long and lonely years,
My sight oft dimmed with bitter tears,
Despite my care, my doubts and fears,
I’ve always tried to do my best.

I’ve always tried to do my best,
And heeded not the world’s renown;
When life is o’er, with all the blest,
I’ll wear in Heav’n a starry crown.

2 My efforts often seem in vain,
And thoughtless ones know not my pain,
But mine shall be a heav’nly gain,
I’ve always tried to do my best. [Refrain]

3 I’ve labored on for truth and right,
And watched and prayed both day and night,
With Jesus as my guiding light,
I’ve always tried to do my best. [Refrain]

4 I’m safe in Christ whate’er betide,
For naught can tempt me from His side,
And soon I’ll join the glorified,
I’ve always tried to do my best. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #722

Author: Katharyn Bacon

Katharyn Bacon was born in 1884 and lived in the hills of Tennessee. She liked books, flowers, garden and being close to nature. She was most likely married to George W. Bacon since a lot of her hymns appear in hymnals he edited. 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: Through all the long and lonely years
Title: I've Tried to Do My Best
Author: Katharyn Bacon
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I've always tried to do my best
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #722
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #722

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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