O, the Things We May Do

Have you lifted a stone from your brother's way

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Have you lifted a stone from your brother's way]
Published in 14 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Have you lifted a stone from your brother’s way,
As he struggled along life’s road?
Have you lovingly touched some frail, toil-worn hand,
Shared with some one his heavy load?

Oh, the things we may do, you and I, you and I;
Oh, the love we can give if we try;
Just a word or a song as we’re passing along,
They will count in the great by and by.

2 Have you spoken a word full of hope and cheer?
Have you walked with a slower pace,
Till the weary of heart who were stumbling on,
Took new courage to run the race? [Chorus]

3 Have you held up your light thro’ the shadows dark,
So that somebody else might see?
Have you lived with the Christ thro’ the long, long day,
Gaining many a victory? [Chorus]

Source: The New Wonderful Songs for Work and Worship #158

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you lifted a stone from your brother's way
Title: O, the Things We May Do
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: O, the things we may do, you and I, you and I
Copyright: Public Domain



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