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Have I Done My Best for Jesus?

Words by Ensign Edwin Young (b. 1895), 1923
Tune: MY BEST by Harry E. Storrs (20th Century)
Key signature: F major (1 flat)
Time signature: 4/4
Meter: with Refrain
Public Domain
1. I wonder, have I done my best for Jesus, Who died upon the cruel tree? To think of His great sacrifice at Calv’ry! I know my Lord expects the best from me.
Refrain: How many are the lost that I have lifted? How many are the chained I’ve helped to free? I wonder, have I done my best for Jesus— When He has done so much for me?
2. The hours that I have wasted are so many, The hours I’ve spent for Christ so few. Because of all my lack of love for Jesus, I wonder if His heart is breaking too.
3. I wonder, have I cared enough for others, Or have I let them die alone? I might have helped a wand’rer to the Savior; The seed of precious Life I might have sown.
4. No longer will I stay within the valley— I’ll climb to mountain heights above. The world is dying now for want of someone To tell them of the Savior’s matchless love.