Clean Hands, Pure Hearts

Clean hands, pure hearts

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [Clean hands, pure hearts]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Clean hands, pure hearts,
Minds that treasure truth;
Working, praying,
Golden days of youth.

Happy children, happy children,
Joyful ev’ry day,
Joyful ev’ry day,
Joyful ev’ry day;
Serving Jesus, serving Jesus,
We would Him obey,
We would Him obey,
We would Him obey.

2 Helpful, cheerful,
Let us lend a hand;
Love each other,
Heeding Christ’s command. [Refrain]

3 Do to others
As we’d have them do
Unto us,—brave,
Loyal, kind and true. [Refrain]

4 We’ll remember,
In our golden days,
Jesus loves us,
Guarding all our way. [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #86

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

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First Line: Clean hands, pure hearts
Title: Clean Hands, Pure Hearts
Author: Laura E. Newell
Refrain First Line: Happy children, happy childrren



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