Friend, when we met
along Life's way,
Did I 'Touch" you with something I did or had to
Did I resemble the Man of Galilee?
Or when you looked did you see only me?
Did I have pity upon the poor, and thus lend to
Or did I see how much of Life's goods I could
Did I help guide the blind man that was going
Or did I wish he would hurry up and get out of
Did I help strengthen the weakened knees,
And heed the Master's callin',
Or did I just do as I pleased instead of
Up the hands of the fallen?
Did I stretch forth my hand the hungry to feed,
Or were my eyes full of covetness and greed?
Did I visit the sick in the hospital or in the
Or did I leave them lying there forsaken, sad,
Did I visit that one in prison with compassion
in my heart,
Or was I much too busy the "Good News" to
Did I tell someone how Jesus,
Could absolutely set them free,
Or was I too involved with just doing things for
Did I try to be the kind of friend,
That I'd want a friend to be,
Or did I think within my heart,
"I wonder what's in it for me?"
Did I faithfully stand with my Brother,
When nothing was going right?
Or did I turn and walk away and say,
"It's really not my fight!"
Did my life reflect the changes made,
When Jesus came into my heart,
Or did I "mimic" the world so much,
That you couldn't tell us apart?
Did I have a kind word to say to everyone I met,
Or was my attitude so "bland" that I'd be easy
Did I leave a good impression on those I met
Lord when my time comes to go,
Will they miss me in any way?
Did I redeem the time because these are evil
Or did I leave unfinished tasks and act in a
Did I treat everyone fairly that I contacted
Or did I act selfishly and always had to have my
When I stand before my Lord and King,
Who'll judge the quick and the dead,
I'll be justly tried for my deeds,
And the idle words I have said!
So, help me Lord, to watch and pray,
And long for you to appear!
For I can tell by the "signs of the times,"
That your coming is drawing near!
Robert F. Dotson © 2008
I shall pass this way but once.
Any good thing that I can do,
therefore, or any kindness that
I can show to any other human being,
let me do it now! Let me not defer it or
neglect it! For I shall not pass this way again!