While We Are Living Here

Only a little word or two

Author: I. Mench Chambers
Tune: [Only a little word or two]
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1 Only a little word or two,
Only a whispered pray’r,
Given to cheer another life,
When press’d by stress and care;

This will lighten the burdened heart,
And clear the cloudy sky;
I know we each my helpful be,
If we would always try.

2 Only a kindly turn or two,
Given as we pass by;
Only a little warmth of heart
For those afraid to try;

This will lighten the burdened heart,
And clear the cloudy sky;
I know we each my helpful be,
If we would always try.

3 Only a little act or two,
Sown for the afterwhile;
Carrying for the sad of soul
A sunny, cheerful smile:

This will lighten the burdened heart,
And clear the cloudy sky;
I know we each my helpful be,
If we would always try.

4 Ah yes, it is the little gifts
Which loving souls possess,
That ever serve, if offered,
To ease life’s strain and stress;

And all burdens will lighter be;
All cloudy days will clear,
When each will strive to do some good,
While they are living here.

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #78

Author: I. Mench Chambers

Born: 1865, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Mif­flin­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia. Cham­bers, a min­is­ter, was liv­ing in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, in 1905, and Pal­my­ra, New Jer­sey, in 1930, ac­cord­ing to cen­sus re­cords. His works in­clude: At the Beau­ti­ful Gate (Burk & Mc­Fet­ridge Com­pa­ny, 1895) Harold Pay­son; Or, A Life of Low­ly Min­is­try (F. T. Nee­ly, 1899) The De­vil of To­day: His Play Be­tween the False and the Good, 1906 --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

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First Line: Only a little word or two
Title: While We Are Living Here
Author: I. Mench Chambers
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