1 Just a cup of cooling water given in the Master’s name,
Just a friendly word when all the way seems dim,
Just a little deed of kindness, Jesus tells us is the same
As if they were truly given unto him.
Just a cup of water in the Master’s name,
Just a loving word when all the way seems dim;
Just a little kindly deed to some life that stands in need,
‘Tis the same as tho’ you gave them unto him.
2 On thy pathway there are those whom gladness hath forsaken long,
And their cup of life is bitter to the brim;
You may turn their gloom to sunshine, and their sighing into song,
Jesus will account the service as for him. [Refrain]
3 Shed the light of hope and gladness, scatter blessings on your way,
Where Despair is standing pitiless and grim;
On the Master’s shining records you will see the joy some day,
‘Twas the same as tho’ you gave them unto him. [Refrain]
Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926
Born: Circa 1871, Andreas, Isle of Man, England.
Died: Circa April 27, 1926, Cleveland, Ohio.
Cleator’s family evidently emigrated to America in the 1870’s. She was living in Claridon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geauga County, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York City, retiring some time before 1915.
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Display Title: Just a Cup of WaterFirst Line: Just a cup of cooling water given in the Master's nameTune Title: [Just a cup of cooling water given in the Master’s name]Author: Alice Jean CleatorDate: 1904