Be Glad to Serve

Little hands, be free in giving

Author: Augusta Larned
Tune: [Little hands, be free in giving]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Little hands, be free in giving;
Little hearts, be glad to serve:
Each unselfish act of living
God fails never to observe.

Little hands, little hands,
Be free in giving!
Little hearts, little hearts,
Be glad to serve,
Little hands, little hands,
Be free in giving!
Little hearts, little hearts,
Be glad to serve.

2 Give not only gold and treasure,
Give your sympathy and care,
Love that knew not stint or measure
Jesus scattered everywhere. [Refrain]

3 Angels garner up in Heaven
Every gentle word and deed;
All the joy your lives have given
To God’s little ones in need. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11058

Author: Augusta Larned

Larned, Augusta. (Rutland, New York, April 16, 1835--1924). Author of six volumes of stories for children and of one on Greek mythology and another on Norse mythology. Contributor to various periodicals and for 20 years correspondent and editorial writer with The Christian Register, Boston. She published in 1895 a book of poems entitled In the Woods and Fields from which was taken her hymn on peace of mind, "In quiet hours the tranquil soul," for inclusion in the Isles of Shoals Hymn-Book, 1908; The New Hymn and Tune Book, 1914; and Hymns of the Spirit, 1937. --Henry Wilder Foote, DNAH Archives… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Little hands, be free in giving
Title: Be Glad to Serve
Author: Augusta Larned
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Little hands, little hands
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11058
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The Cyber Hymnal #11058

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