1 O how much of good we thro' grace might be doing,
While here intermingling with earth's busy throng,
If true to our trust while life's mission pursuing,
We would but keep passing our blessings along.
Keep passing your blessings along,
(Keep passing your blessings, your blessings along, along,)
Keep passing your blessings along;
(Keep passing your blessings, your blessings along, along;
Some woes you may lighten, some pathway may brighten,
Keep passing your blessings along.
2 If sunshine today has your pathway been flooding,
Your heart overflowing with gladness and song,
A brother beside you some comfort is needing;
Divide your good cheer, pass your blessings along. [Chorus]
3 A word, or a look, or a smile, or a handclasp,
May save some poor brother from doing the wrong;
From out of your store-house, with grace over flowing,
Keep evermore passing your blessings along. [Chorus]
Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by."
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Display Title: Keep Passing Your Blessings AlongFirst Line: O how much of good we thro' grace might be doingTune Title: [O how much of good we thro' grace might be doing]Author: Mrs. C. H. M.Date: 1916