Help the World Along

Help the word along with your words of cheer

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [Help the world along with your words of cheer]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Help the world along with your words of cheer,
Ev’ry hour of ev’ry day;
With a sunny smile weary hours beguile,
Till the clouds have rolled away.

Help the world along, help the world along,
There is surely something you can do;
With a smile or song help to conquer sin and wrong,—
Be willing, watchful, brave and true.

2 Help the world along with your zeal and strength,
Make it better, brighter grow,
Send a ray of light like the sunshine bright,
Thro’ the darkness as you go. [Chorus]

3 Help the world along with your mind and skill,
Some will braver, nobler stand;
Valiantly and true ev’ry duty do,—
Lend a willing, helping hand. [Chorus]

4 Help the world along with your deeds of love,
And the harvest you shall see,
For, when life is done and the guerdon won,
Yours a crown of life shall be. [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #20

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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: Help the word along with your words of cheer
Title: Help the World Along
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: Help the world along, help the world along
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Carmina Sacra #d62

Nineteen Sunday School Songs #d5

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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #20

The Ham-Ramsay Revival Hymns, a Collection of High Class Gospel Music #d69

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