A Helping Hand

Somebody near you is struggling alone, Over life's desert land

Author: George A. Smith
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Somebody near you is struggling alone
Over life’s desert land;
Faith, hope and courage together are gone,
Reach Him a helping hand;
Turn on his darkness a beam of your light,
Kindle, to guide him, a beacon-fire bright;
Cheer his discouragements, soothe his affright:
Lend him a hand.

Lend him a helping hand,
Lend him a hand;
Cheer him and help him to stand,
Lend him a hand.

2 Somebody near you is hungry and cold;
Send him some aid today;
Somebody near you is feeble and old,
Left without human stay;
Under his burdens put hands kind and strong,
Speak to him tenderly, sing him a song,
Haste to do something to help him along:
Lend him a hand. [Chorus]

3 Dear one, be busy, for time flyeth fast,
Soon it will all be gone;
Soon will our season of service be past,
Soon will our day be done.
Somebody near you needs now a kind word,
Someone needs help such as you can afford;
Haste to assist in the name of the Lord,
Lend him a hand. [Chorus]

Source: Inspiring songs No. 1: for the Sunday school #85

Author: George A. Smith

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Text Information

First Line: Somebody near you is struggling alone, Over life's desert land
Title: A Helping Hand
Author: George A. Smith
Refrain First Line: Lend him a helping hand
Copyright: Public Domain



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Gospel Carols #120

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Inspiring songs No. 1 #85

Songs for Men #18

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The Gospel Hymn Book #57

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