A Little Bit of Love

Do you know the world is dying

Author: E. O. Excell
Tune: [Do you know the world is dying] (Excell)
Published in 29 hymnals

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1 Do you know the world is dying
For a little bit of love?
Ev'rywhere we hear the sighing
For a little bit of love;
For the love that rights a wrong,
Fills the heart with hope and song;
They have waited, oh, so long,
For a little bit of love.
For a little bit of love,
For a little bit of love.
They have waited, oh, so long,
For a little bit of love.

2 From the poor of ev'ry city,
For a little bit of love,
Hands are reaching out in pity
For a little bit of love;
Some have burdens hard to bear,
Some have sorrows we should share;
Shall they falter and despair
For a little bit of love?
For a little bit of love,
For a little bit of love.
Shall they falter and despair
For a little bit of love?

3 Down before their idols falling,
For a little bit of love,
Many souls in vain are calling
For a little bit of love;
If they die in sin and shame,
Someone surely is to blame
For not going in His name,
With a little bit of love.
With a little bit of love,
With a little bit of love.
For not going in His name,
With a little bit of love.

4 While the souls of men are dying
For a little bit of love,
While the children, too, are crying
For a little bit of love;
Stand no longer idly by,
You can help them if you try;
Go, then, saying, "Here am I,"
With a little bit of love.
With a little bit of love,
With a little bit of love,
Go, then, saying, "Here am I"
With a little bit of love.


Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #107

Author: E. O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excel USA 1851-1921. Born at Uniontown, OH, he started working as a bricklayer and plasterer. He loved music and went to Chicago to study it under George Root. He married Eliza Jane “Jennie” Bell in 1871. They had a son, William, in 1874. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he became a prominent publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings. He founded singing schools at various locations in the country and worked with evangelist, Sam Jones, as his song leader for two decades. He established a music publishing house in Chicago and authored or composed over 2,000 gospel songs. While assisting Gypsy Smith in an evangelistic campaign in Louisville,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Do you know the world is dying
Title: A Little Bit of Love
Author: E. O. Excell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For a little bit of love
Copyright: Public Domain

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