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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

What Have You Done Today?

We will speak a word of comfort and of cheer

Author: Eleanor W. Long
Tune: [We will speak a word of comfort and of cheer]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We will speak a word of comfort and of cheer,
Some day, sometime; some day, sometime;
We will give the “cup of water” cold and clear,
Some day—yes, by and by.

Chorus:
Haste! haste! the moments quickly fly,
All their swift, silent wings no hand can stay;
“Some day, sometime,” will never, never come—
Oh, what have you done today?

2 We will gather flowers fairer than the day,
Some day, sometime; some day, sometime;
Place them where their bloom will bless some stricken one,
Some day—yes, by and by. [Chorus]

3 We will sing a song of triumph brave and glad,
Some day, sometime; some day, sometime;
It shall thrill with hope some broken spirit sad,
Some day—yes, by and by. [Chorus]

4 We will reach a hand to rescue some lost soul,
Some day, sometime; some day, sometime;
Sinking where the waves of sin and anguish roll—
Some day—yes, by and by. [Chorus]


Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #156

Author: Eleanor W. Long

Early 20th Century Lyrics Lord Keep Watch ’Tween Me and Thee, The Records http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/l/o/n/long_ew.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We will speak a word of comfort and of cheer
Title: What Have You Done Today?
Author: Eleanor W. Long
Refrain First Line: Haste! haste! the moments quickly fly
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #156

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