If you have a kindly word

If you have a kindly word

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [If you have a kindly word]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If you have a kindly word,
Speak it for the Saviour;
Let its soothing notes be heard,
Speak it for the Saviour;
Here and there and ev’rywhere,
Hearts of grief, and pain, and care,
Hunger for its music rare,
Speak it for the Saviour.

Chorus:
Speak it for the Saviour,
Speak it for the Saviour;
If you have a kindly word,
Speak it for the Saviour.

2 If you have a word of cheer,
Speak it for the Saviour;
It will gladden some one’s ear,
Speak it for the Saviour;
There are weak ones in the throng,
Jeered and jostled by the strong,
Who have listened for it long,
Speak it for the Saviour. [Chorus]

3 If you have a word of love,
Speak it for the Saviour;
That some soul may look above,
Speak it for the Saviour;
To the wand’ring ones at night,
It will be a beacon bright,
Pointing to the Land of Light,
Speak it for the Saviour. [Chorus]


Source: Melodies of Salvation #184

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: If you have a kindly word
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Speak it for the Savior

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