I love to share a sorrow

I love to share a sorrow

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [I love to share a sorrow]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I love to share a sorrow,
I love to dry a tear,
I love to aid the weary,
And give the sad heart cheer,
I love to scatter sunshine,
As on my way I go;
For this is work for Jesus,
And O, I love Him so.

Refrain:
I love to scatter sunshine,
As on my way I go,
For this is work for Jesus,
And O, I love Him so,
I love to scatter sunshine,
As on my way I go,
For this is work for Jesus,
And O, I love Him so.

2 I love to lift the fallen,
And comfort those distressed,
I love to cheer and gladden,
The lonely and oppressed,
I love to brighten pathways
And share another’s woe;
For this is work for Jesus,
And O, I love Him so. [Refrain]

3 I love to bear His banner
Amid the worldly throng;
I love to spread His gospel,
By story and by song,
I love to plead with sinners,
Until to Him they go;
For this is work for Jesus,
And O, I love Him so. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #114

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 >

Text Information

First Line: I love to share a sorrow
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: I love to scatter sunshine

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #4Page Scan
Fillmore's Sunday School Songs No. 2 #d14
Greatest Hymns for use in the Churches #d112
Lasting Hymns: a collection of songs specially designed for every department of worship and suitable for all services of the churches #84Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns No. 3: A winnowed collection for evangelical services, young people's societies and Sunday Schools #48Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #48Page Scan
Priceless Pearls: a collection of new sacred songs for the church, Sunday-school, young people's societies, evangelistic services and all religious meetings #112Page Scan
Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #114TextAudioPage Scan
Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #136Page Scan
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