Kind words for all

How dark were life, with naught to cheer

Author: J. M. Evans
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: J. M. Evans

Evans, John M. (Hilltown, Pennsylvania, November 30, 1825--?). Baptist. Appointed superintendent of the Sunday School at Tenth Baptist Church, Philadelphia, in 1854. Under his direction, the Sunday School became the first in that city to make music a prominent feature of its activities. In 1872, he was elected President of the Baptist Sunday School Association of Philadelphia. Author of several hymns and tunes. Included in Devotional Hymn Book (Philadelphia, 1864) is the text "Amid the joyous scenes of earth" which is interesting in that the refrain is the same as the one for the Doddridge text "Oh, happy day, that fixed my choice." --Deborah Carlton Loftis, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How dark were life, with naught to cheer
Title: Kind words for all
Author: J. M. Evans
Refrain First Line: Kind words then speak to all
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Bright Jewels for the Sunday School #48a

Kind Words #d29

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Kind Words #59

Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d83

Sunday School Hymns. New and improved ed. #d22

The Children's Choir #d18

The Revival Helper #d55

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