I knelt to pray but not for long:
I had too much to do.
Must hurry off and get to work,
For bills will soon be due.
All through the day I had no time
To speak a word of cheer;
No time to speak of the Lord to friends;
They’d laugh at me l feared.
No time, no time, too much to do,
That was my constant cry,
No time to give to those in need:
At last it was time to die,
And when before the Lord I came,
I stood with downcast eyes,
With His hands He held a Book,
It was a 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."