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Somebody made a loving gift

Somebody made a loving gift

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [Somebody made a loving gift]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Somebody made a loving gift,
Cheerfully tried a load to lift;
Somebody told the love of Christ,
Told how His will was sacrificed.

Refrain:
Was that somebody you?
Was that somebody you?

2 Somebody did a golden deed,
Proving himself a friend in need;
Somebody sang a cheerful song,
Bright’ning the skies the whole day long. [Refrain]

3 Somebody thought ‘tis sweet to live,
Willingly said, “I’m glad to give;”
Somebody fought a valiant fight,
Bravely he lived to shield the right. [Refrain]

4 Somebody idled all the hours,
Carelessly crush’d life’s fairest flow’rs;
Somebody made life loss, not gain,
Thoughtlessly seem’d to live in vain. [Refrain]

5 Somebody fill’d the days with light,
Constantly chased away the night;
Somebody’s work bore joy and peace,
Surely his life shall never cease. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's New Revival Hymnal: as used at the Torrey-Alexander meetings #109

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. 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: Somebody made a loving gift
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: Was that somebody you

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Alexander's Hymns No. 2 #81

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Alexander's New Revival Hymnal #109

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