Each day I’ll do a golden deed,By helping those who are in need,My life on earth is but a span,And so I’ll do the best I can,The best I can.
Life’s evening sun is sinking low,A few more days and I must goTo meet the deeds that I have done,Where there will be no setting sun.
To be a child of God each day,My light must shine along the way;I’ll sing His praise while ages rollAnd strive to help some troubled soul,Some troubled soul.
The only life that will endure,Is one that’s kind and good and pure;And so for God I’ll take my stand,Each day I’ll lend a helping hand,A helping hand.
I’ll help someone in time of need,And journey on with rapid speed;I’ll help the sick and poor and weak,And words of kindness to them speak,Kind words I’ll speak.
While going down life’s weary road,I’ll try to lift some traveler’s load;I’ll try to turn the night to day,Make flowers bloom along the way,The lonely way.
Is there a heart bent o’erbound by sorrow?Is there a life weighed down by care?Come to the cross, each burden bearing;All your anxiety—leave it there.
All your anxiety, all your care,Bring to the mercy seat, leave it there,Never a burden He cannot bear,Never a friend like Jesus!
No other friend so swift to help you,No other friend so quick to hear,No other place to leave your burden,No other one to hear your prayer.
Come then at once; delay no longer!Heed His entreaty kind and sweet,You need not fear a disappointment;You shall find peace at the mercy seat.
Teach us, O Lord, true brotherhood,In daily thought and deed,That we may tread with humble heart,The path where Thou dost lead.
Give us the courage, Lord, to fightWith Thee all greed of gold,To fight until Thy kingdom’s won,Thy kingdom long foretold.
Love then shall reign supreme o’er all,O’er heart and mind and hand,Eternal love and brotherhoodIn all this storm tossed land.
With vision clear and steadfast heartSo let us follow Thee,E’en though it be that weary roadWhich leads to Calvary.