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Title of Hymn: A Beautiful Life
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): William Matthew Golden (January 28, 1878
to May 13, 1934)
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Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: William Matthew Golden
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Each day I'll do a golden deed, By helping those who are in need"
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A Beautiful Life Lyrics
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 go
To 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 roll
And 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.