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Tomorrow May Mean Goodbye

Representative Text

1 We never know at the dawn of day,
Greeting the rising sun,
Whether the reaper shall call away,
Ere that days work is done.

Tomorrow may be good-by,
We never know when nor why,
God calls us away, when life seems so gay,
Our bodies in dust to lie;
Tomorrow our souls may sign,
For beauties we've let slip by,
O soul then prepare, sweet heaven to share,
Tomorrow may mean good-by.

2 We live each day on this earthly life,
As tho it ne'er would end
Forgetting God in our daily strife,
Grieving this precious friend. [Refrain]

3 God guides our footsteps each passing day,
Burdens He will relieve,
Promising freely sufficient grace,
If only we believe. [Refrain]

Source: Melodies of Love #165

Author: J. B. Coats

J.B. Coats was born on April 6, 1901, in Summerland, Mississippi. He attended the schools of his area and was both a student and lover of music all his life...His formal education was continued with study at Mississippi Southern College and Louisiana State University. He also studied music with Julius Rishing, J.E. and Alvis O. Thomas and T.B. Mosley. When just a lad about fourteen, he began teaching music classes and conducting evangelistic singing. Mr. Coats was a teacher in public schools most of his life...He was the composer of many loved gospel songs with "Where Could I Go" haveing been printed and sung most widely. Others of his outstanding songs are "A Wonderful Place", "My Soul Shall Live On", "I'm Winging My Way Back Home", and "T… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We never know at the dawn of day
Title: Tomorrow May Mean Goodbye
Author: J. B. Coats (1940)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Tomorrow may mean goodbye
Publication Date: 1940
Copyright: 1940 by The Stamps-Baxter Music and Ptg. Co. in "Golden Key"



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Blessed Refuge #134

Sacred Selections for the Church #558

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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