Angry Words

Angry words, O let them never

Author: Horatius R. Palmer
Tune: [Angry words, O, let them never]
Published in 106 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Angry words! O let them never
From the tongue unbridled slip;
May the heart's best impulse ever
Check them ere they soil the lip.

"Love one another," ("Love each other,)
thus saith the Savior; (love each other;")
Children, obey the Father's blest command; ('Tis the Father's blest command;)
"Love one another," ("Love each other,)
thus saith the Savior; (love each other;")
Children, obey the blest command. ('Tis the blest command.)

2 Love is much too pure and holy,
Friendship is too sacred far,
For a moment's reckless folly
Thus to desolate and mar. [Refrain]

3 Angry words are lightly spoken
Bitt'rest thoughts are rashly stirred,
Brightest links of life are broken
By a single angry word. [Refrain]

Source: Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #37

Author: Horatius R. Palmer

Palmer, Horatio Richmond, MUS. DOC, was born April 26, 1834. He is the author of several works on the theory of music; and the editor of some musical editions of hymnbooks. To the latter he contributed numerous tunes, some of which have attained to great popularity, and 5 of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, London, 1881. His publications include Songs of Love for the Bible School; and Book of Anthems, the combined sale of which has exceeded one million copies. As a hymnwriter he is known by his "Yield not to temptation," which was written in 1868, and published in the National Sunday School Teachers' Magazine, from which it passed, with music by the author, into his Songs of Love, &c, 1874, and other collections. In A… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Angry words, O let them never
Title: Angry Words
Author: Horatius R. Palmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Love one another
Copyright: Public Domain



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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Church Gospel Songs and Hymns #11

Melodies of Love #133


Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #37

Sacred Selections for the Church #112

Sacred Songs of the Church #239

Songs of Faith and Praise #719


The Cyber Hymnal #188

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