1 Show your love for Jesus, whensoe’er you may;
Aid a struggling brother, wipe a tear away;
Comfort those who weary of the cross they bear;
Make a sad heart cheery, someone’s burden share.
Show your love, show your love,
Show your love for Jesus;
And try to win His blessing
Ev’ry passing day.
2 Show your love for Jesus, whensoe’er you may—
Patient be, and gentle, all along the way;
Lighten cares that harrow; friendless hearts befriend;
To the heart of sorrow sympathy extend. [Chorus]
3 Show your love for Jesus, whensoe’er you may;
Strengthen those who weaken; brighten someone’s way;
Those who wander blindly; try to win and guide—
Lead them gently, kindly, to the Saviour’s side. [Chorus]
Pseudonym: James S. Apple.
James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works.
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 >