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Kind Words Can Never Die

Kind words can never die; cherished and blest

Author (attributed to): Abby Hutchinson Patton
Tune: [Kind words can never die, cherished and blest] (Patton)
Published in 118 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Kind words can never die; cherished and blest,
God knows how deep they lie, stored in the breast;
Like childhood’s simple rhymes, said o’er a thousand times,
Go through all years and climes, the heart to cheer.

Refrain 1:
Kind words can never die, never die, never die;
Kind words can never die, no, never die.

2 Sweet thoughts can never die, though, like the flow’rs,
Their brightest hues may fly in wintry hours;
But when the gentle dew gives them their charms anew,
With many an added hue they bloom again.

Refrain 2:
Sweet thoughts can never die, never die, never die;
Sweet thoughts can never die, no, never die.

3 Our souls can never die, though in the tomb
We all may have to lie, wrapped in its gloom;
What though the flesh decay, souls pass in peace away,
Live though eternal day, with Christ above.

Refrain 3:
Our souls can never die, never die, never die;
Our souls can never die, no, never die.

Bonner's Sunday School Hymnary, 1905 (Timeless Truths)

Author (attributed to): Abby Hutchinson Patton

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Text Information

First Line: Kind words can never die; cherished and blest
Title: Kind Words Can Never Die
Author (attributed to): Abby Hutchinson Patton
Meter: 10.10.12.10.12.10
Source:
Language: English

Notes

Kind words can never die. [Goodness Undying in its Fruits.] This popular piece for children is usually ascribed to "Miss Abby Hutchinson."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Kind words can never die, p. 1576, i. Given in Horace Waters's New Sabbath School Bell, No. 1, 1859, No. 1, p. 24, as "Words by M. Music by Sister Abby of the Hutchinson Family." The words, therefore, must remain Anon. for the present. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3536
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #452
  • Kind_Words_Can_Never_Die.pdf (PDF)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #3536TextScoreAudio
Timeless Truths #452TextAudio
Include 116 pre-1979 instances



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