If I have but a moment (Sally DeFord)

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Editor: Sally DeFord (submitted 2000-07-02).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: solo, unison or two-part

General Information

Title: If I Have but a Moment
Composer: Sally DeFord

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SA
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published:

External websites:

Original text and translations

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I walk the path of life as Jesus walked along the roads of Galilee
About me need is great. Shall I not heed the weary ones who beckon me?
The world demands my time for many passing things
The Savior bids me choose the better part
Shall I hasten on to answer common calls,
Or shall I pause to ease the aching heart?

If I have but a moment, shall I let it pass away?
Can I think to do His work another time, another day?
If I have but a moment, could I lift a load of care?
If I have but a moment, are there words of hope to share?
If I have but a moment
Is a moment not enough to do the gentle work of love?

In every troubled hour I feel the comfort of His love unceasingly
I seek to bear his part, to live as He, to give as He has given me
And all around me there is need unmeasured still
The silent grief, the bitter word unsaid
Shall I go unknowing on my heedless way,
Or shall I seek to dry the tear unshed?
(Repeat chorus)