Angry words, O let them never

Angry words, O let them never

Author: Horatius R. Palmer
Tune: [Angry words, Oh, let them never]
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1 Angry words! oh, let them never
From the tongue unbridled slip:
May the heart's best impulse ever
Check them ere they soil the lip.

Chorus:
"Love one another," thus saith the Saviour;
Let us obey the Father's blest command;
"Love one another," thus saith the Saviour;
Let us obey His 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. [Chorus]

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

Source: Lutherförbundets Sångbok #E101

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 >

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First Line: Angry words, O let them never
Author: Horatius R. Palmer
Refrain First Line: Love one another

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