Helpful be each passing day

Helpful be each passing day

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Helpful be each passing day]
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1 Helpful be each passing day,
For His dear sake;
Brighten some one’s gloomy way,
For His dear sake;
Dry a tear, dispell a care,
Some one’s weight of sorrow share,
“Scatter sunshine” everywhere,
For His dear sake!

“For His dear sake!” shall e’er our motto be!
For His dear sake! we’ll toil most loyally!
Drying tears, dispelling cares,
Each the other’s sorrow shares;
Each a smile of gladness wears,
For His dear sake!

2 Helpful be each passing day,
For His dear sake;
Show some wanderer the way,
For His dear sake;
Lighten trouble and distress,
Friendless ones befriend and bless,
Thrill with love and tenderness,
For His dear sake! [Refrain]

Helpful be each day you live,
For His dear sake;
Of your time and talents give,
For His dear sake;
Make His love your daily song;
Lessen sin and strife and wrong,
Try to swell the ransomed throng,
For His dear sake! [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #101

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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 >

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First Line: Helpful be each passing day
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: For his dear sake
Copyright: Public Domain


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United Praise #101

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