A Beautiful Life

Each day I'll do a golden deed

Author: William M. Golden (1918)
Tune: [Each day I'll do a golden deed]
Published in 36 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1 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.

Refrain:
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.

2 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. [Refrain]

3 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. [Refrain]

4 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. [Refrain]

5 While going down life’s weary road,
I’ll try to lift some trav’ler’s load;
I’ll try to turn the night to day,
Make flowers bloom along the way. [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

Author: William M. Golden

[William Golding] Born: January 28, 1878, Webster County, Mississippi. Died: May 13, 1934, in a traffic accident near Eupora, Mississippi. Buried: Spring Valley Cemetery #2, Mathiston, Mississippi. Son of James and Camella Hood Golding (his surname changed later), it is said he wrote most of his songs while serving an eight-year sentence in the state penitentiary. His only child reportedly died young. --www.hymntime.com/tch/  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Each day I'll do a golden deed
Title: A Beautiful Life
Author: William M. Golden (1918)
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Life's evening sun is sinking low

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #399
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #704
  • A_Beautiful_Life.pdf (PDF)
  • A_Beautiful_Life.sib (SIB, Scorch)
  • A_Beautiful_Life.xml (XML)

Instances

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Small Church Music #2446Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #399TextScoreAudio
Timeless Truths #704TextScoreAudio
Include 33 pre-1979 instances



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