I knelt to pray, but not for long,
I had too much to do,
Must hurry off and get to work
For bills would soon be due.
And so I said a hurried prayer,
Jumped up from off my knees.
My Christian duty now was done,
My soul could be at ease.
All through the day I had no time
To speak a word of cheer,
No time to speak of Christ to friends
They'd laugh at me, I feared.
No time, no time, too much to do --
That was my constant cry;
No time to give to those in need --
At last 'twas time to die.
And when before the LORD I came,
I stood with downcast eyes,
Within His hands He held a Book.
It was the "Book of Life.
God looked into His Book and said,
Your name I cannot find.
I once was going to write it down,
But never found the time.