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

Mary Ann Pepper Kidder USA 1820-1905. Born at Boston, MA, she was a poet, writing from an early age. She went blind at age 16, but miraculously recovered her sight the following year. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 she married Ellis Usher Kidder, a music publisher, working for the firm founded by his brother, Andrew, and they had three children: Mary Frances, Edward, and Walter. That year they moved to Charlestown, MA, and in 1857 to New York City. When the American Civil War broke out, Ellis enlisted in the 4th Regiment as a private. Mustered in for two years of service, he died of disease in 1862, six days after participating in the Battle of Antietam. Left alone, with three children to care for, her… Go to person page >

Text Information

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

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