Gently, gently kneel and pray

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1 Gently, gently kneel and pray,
Gently come and go;
Jesus Christ is watching us,
He would have it so.

Refrain:
Gently, gently shine the stars,
Gently grow the flowers,
Gently smiles the love of God,
And His love is ours!

2 Kindly, kindly speak to all,
At our work or play;
Jesus Christ can always hear
Every word we say. [Refrain]

3 Dearly, dearly let us love
Every one we know—
Brothers, sisters, friends we are—
Jesus makes us so. [Refrain]

4 Sweetly, sweetly sing the praise
Of our glorious King,
With our hearts and with our voice;
Jesus hears us sing. [Refrain]

Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #270

Author (attributed to): Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Gently, gently kneel and pray
Author (attributed to): Thoro Harris
Refrain First Line: Gently, gently shine the stars
Copyright: Public Domain

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