1 Today I live, but once shall come my death;
one day shall still my laughter and my crying,
bring to a halt my heart-beat and my breath:
God, give me faith for living and for dying.
2 How I shall die, or when, I do not know,
nor where - for endless is the world's horizon;
but save me, God, from thoughts that lay me low,
from morbid fears that freeze my powers of reason.
3 When earthly life shall close, as close it must,
let Jesus be my brother and my merit.
Let me without regret recall the past
then, God, into your hands commit my spirit.
4 Meanwhile I live and move and I am glad,
enjoy this life and all its interweaving;
each given day, as I take up the thread,
let love suggest my mode, my mood of living.
|First Line:||Today I live, but once shall come my death|
|Title:||Today I Live|
|Author:||Fred Kaan (1975)|
|Copyright:||Words © 1975 Hope Publishing Co.|
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Chalice Hymnal #616||Today I Live||Today I live, but once shall come my death||IDA||Fred Kaan||10 11.10 11||1995||Life of Discipleship | Loyalty and Courage; God's Church | Life of Discipleship: Loyalty and Courage; Courage | ; Death | ; Eternal Life ||
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #725||Today I live, one day shall come my death||Today I live, one day shall come my death||ROBERT||Fred Kaan (b. 1929)||10 11 10 11||2 John 1:5-6; Acts 17:28; Luke 23:6; Psalm 23:4; Psalm 31:5; Psalm 34:4; Psalm 39:4-12||2005||The Church Celebrates | Death and Grieving; Trust ||
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #493||Today I Live||Today I live, but once shall come my death||BELLEGARDE||Fred Kaan||10 11 10 11||1996||The Church at Worship | Funeral; Eternal Life | ; Funerals and Memorial Services | ; Brevity of Life ||