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Sweeten your deeds with love

Are you longing some service for others to do?

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: [Are you longing some service for others to do]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Are you longing some service for others to do?
Are you longing your Savior to prove?
Would you have the world know He is living in you?
Oh, sweeten your deeds with love.

Love, love, sweeten your deeds with love,
Sweeten your deeds with love, love;
The world you may save with the law Jesus gave,
Then sweeten your deeds with love.

2 In each deed that you do let His story be told;
By His sunshine the shadows remove;
With His love, far more precious than silver or gold;
Oh, sweeten your deeds with love. [Refrain]

3 Those who know not His love wander far from His side—
Lead them to Him, whenever they rove,
With a bit of the love of your Savior who died—
Oh, sweeten your deeds with love. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8211

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you longing some service for others to do?
Title: Sweeten your deeds with love
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Love, love, sweeten your deeds with love
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8211
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8211

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