Unseen But Heard

If we only sought to brighten

Author: Kate Cameron
Published in 14 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If we only sought to brighten
Ev’ry pathway dark with care,
If we only tried to lighten
All the burdens others bear,

We should hear the angels singing,
All around us night and day,
We should feel them gently winging,
At our side their upward way.

2 If we only strive to cherish
Ev’ry pure and holy thought,
Till within our hearts should perish
All that is with evil fraught, [Chorus]

3 If we only did our duty,
Thinking not what it might cost,
Then the earth would wear new beauty
Like to that in Eden lost, [Chorus]

Source: Gems and Jewels #112

Author: Kate Cameron

Mrs. K. W. B. Barnes, was born in Deerfield, Mass in 1836. She was christened Maria Burbank Williams but was called by the name Kitty. She also used the pen name "Kate Cameron" In 1856 she married Dr. Norman S. Barnes. She was a writer of many stories, poems, and hymns. From Waifs and their authors by A. A. Hopkins, 1879  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If we only sought to brighten
Title: Unseen But Heard
Author: Kate Cameron
Refrain First Line: We should hear the angels singing
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
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Christian Life Songs #162

Crown of Glory #d45

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Crown of Gold #78

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Deseret Sunday School Songs #166

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Gems and Jewels #112

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #293

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Songs for Worship #82

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Songs of Grace and Glory #52

The Charm #d37

The Golden Rule #d46

The New Era of Song #d64

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The Shining River #124

The St. Alban Hymnal #d185

Universal Hymns Compiled for the North End Union #d70

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