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If I Knew

If I knew that word of mine

Author: J. M. Dungan
Tune: [If I knew that word of mine]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If I knew that word of mine—
A word not kind and true
Might leave its trace on some loved face,
I’d now speak harshly—would you?

2 If I knew this walk of mine
To ways of evil drew,
Some precious life, in paths of strife,
I’d not walk in it—would you?

3 If I knew this life of mine
With acts of good so few
Led one astray in evil’s way,
I’d not live sinful—would you?

4 If I knew that smile of mine
Might linger the day through,
And light some heart with heavier past,
I’d not withhold it—would you?

5 As I know this soul of mine
Must live in heav’n anew,
I’ll speak and smile and walk the while
As in God’s presence—won’t you?

Source: Calvary's Praises #191

Author: J. M. Dungan

Born: Cir­ca 1852, In­di­a­na. The 1880 cen­sus shows Dun­gan in Fran­klin, In­di­a­na, with his wife Helen.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If I knew that word of mine
Title: If I Knew
Author: J. M. Dungan
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Calvary's Praises #191

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