Bright is the joy of the girl or boy

Bright is the joy of the girl or boy

Author: Mary A. Kidder
Tune: [Bright is the joy of the girl or boy]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Bright is the joy of the girl or boy,
Who in earnest keeps on trying
Some good to do, though the years are few,
And time on wings if flying.

Refrain:
Some good to do, some good to do,
In joy as well as sorrow;
Some good to do, some good to do,
Today, and then tomorrow.

2 Helping the weak with a temper meek,
Is a duty laid before us;
Avoid the wrongs as we pass along,
For Jesus watches o’er us. [Refrain]

3 Bravely we’ll stand in a loving band,
And in earnest keep on trying
Some good to do, though the years are few,
And time on wings if flying. [Refrain]

Source: The Bright Array #162

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Born: March 16, 1820, Boston, Massachusetts. Died: November 25, 1905, Chelsea, Massachusetts. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Massachusetts. Kidder, Mary Ann, née Pepper, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, March 16, 1820, is the author of "Lord, I care not for riches" (Name in the Book of Life desired), and "We shall sleep, but not for ever" (Hope of the Resurrection), both of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Bright is the joy of the girl or boy
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Refrain First Line: Some good to do

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