Before the Sun Goes Down - Suzanne Jennings
Did I live with love and grace,
And dry the tear on some small face?
Did I drink the sunlight in,
And look on losing as a win?
Did I take the highest road?
Did I repay the debt I owed?
Search me, search me now I pray,
And wash my every sin away.
Before the purple sunset skies,
Before the carpe diem dies,
Before I close my eyes to sleep and pray,
Dear Lord, my soul to keep,
Before I reach the end of day,
I've got to know I've walked Your way,
Before the darkness shades the ground,
Before the sun goes down.
Did I keep my word today,
And mean the things You heard me say?
Did I make sincere amends,
With those I've wronged, my kin and friends?
Did I seek to be more real?
Did I verbalize the things I feel?
Did I think on what is good,
And help my brother when I could?
As I reflect I must confess,
That I might not have passed some tests.
I fell short in everything,
For my poor flesh is limiting.
And I regret my whole life through,
I did not spend much time with You,
But if there's time and one more breath,
And one more hour of daylight left.