Author Unknown

We shall do so much in the years to come,
But what have we done today?
We shall give our gold in a princely sum,
But what did we give today?
We shall lift the heart and shall dry the tear,
We shall plant a hope in the place of fear,
We shall speak the words of love and cheer:
But what did we speak today?
We shall be so kind in the afterwhile,
But what have we done today?
We shall bring to each lonely life a smile,
But what have we brought today?
We shall give the truth a far grander birth,
And to steadfast faith a much deeper worth,
We shall feed the hung'ring souls of earth;
But whom have we fed today?
We shall reap such joys in the by and by,
But what have we sown today?
We shall build us mansions up in the sky,
But what have we build today?
Oh, how sweet it is in fond dreams to bask,
But right here and now we must do our task.
Yes, this is the thing out souls must ask,
"Just what have we done today?"