Scatter Loving Words and Deeds

Scatter loving words and deeds

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Scatter loving words and deeds]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Scatter loving words and deeds
Along life’s rugged way,
Smile upon the weary ones,
Whose hearts are sad today.
From a tender Father’s hand
Come mercies, rich and free,
O share with the rest, that they may be blest,
Give what he lends to thee.

Refrain:
Scatter loving words, scatter kindly deeds,
Freely o’er life’s rugged way,
To help some one today;
Scatter loving words, scatter kindly deeds,
Breathe a message of good cheer,
A word for Christ today.

2 Scatter loving words and deeds,
Tho’ you may never reap,
Seeds when sown by willing hand,
The Lord will safely keep;
Fruitful harvests they may stand
For you in Eden bright,
O give while you may in life’s better day,
For soon will come the night. [Refrain]

3 Scatter loving words and deeds,
Bring heaven down below,
Think of what the Lord would do,
And in his image grow.
Tho’ you may not paint the clouds,
Nor help the stars to shine,
O lead a dear soul to reach the bright goal,
A mission most divine. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #82

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Scatter loving words and deeds
Title: Scatter Loving Words and Deeds
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Scatter loving words, scatter kindly deeds
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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