Doers of the word

Hearing the blessed story

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Hearing the blessed story]
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1 Hearing the blessed story,
Old, and yet ever new;
Telling God’s love eternal,
Faithful and strong and true;
Let us show love to others
Keep this command in view:

“Be ye not hearers only;
Ye must be doers, too!
Be ye not hearers only;
Ye must be doers, too!”

2 Hearing of God’s forgiveness,
Wondeful, broad, and free;
What is the daily duty,
Nearest to you and me?
Let us forgive each other,
Keep this command in view: [Refrain]

3 Hearing of the heav’nly glory,
After life’s race is run;
Shall we not, faithful steadfast,
Labor till set of sun?
Let us then help each other,
Keep this command in view: [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #59

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." Lyrics-- After the Storm Is Over All in Thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All in thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All the Pen­nies Ga­thered Are Thy Days Full Oft­en Drear Are You Cling­ing Close to Je­sus… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hearing the blessed story
Title: Doers of the word
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: Keep this command in view
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