Speak gently, it is better far

Speak gently, it is better far

Author: G. W. Hangford
Published in 106 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Speak gently--it is better far
To rule by love than fear;
Speak gently--let no harsh word mar
The good we may do here.

2 Speak gently to the young, for they
Will have enough to bear;
Pass through this life as best they may,
'Tis full of anxious care.

3 Speak gently to the aged one,
Grieve not the careworn heart;
The sands of life are nearly run--
Let them in peace depart.

4 Speak gently to the erring ones;
They must have toiled in vain;
Perchance unkindness made them so;
Oh, win them back again!

5 Speak gently--'tis a little thing,
Dropped in the heart's deep well;
The good, the joy, that it may bring,
Eternity shall tell.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #706

Author: G. W. Hangford

19th Century We have little data on Hangford, except that he once held a position in India, and died between 1847 & 1867. Presumably he was British; his only known hymn was published in the London Magazine in 1848. --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

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First Line: Speak gently, it is better far
Author: G. W. Hangford

Notes

Speak gently; it is better far. [Gentleness.] Usually attributed to George Washington Hangford, and dated 1847. In Sharpe's London Magazine, Feb. 1848. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Tune

SAWLEY (Walch)

This tune was composed by James Walch in 1857 for a children's anniversary, and was published in 1860 with other tunes for private circulation. It was wrongly assigned, in the early editions of [The Free Church Hymnal, 1888] to the Rev. F. Pigou. Scottish church music: its sources and composers, 189…

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #285

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #285

A Collection of Millennial Hymns, Adapted to the Present Order of the Church #d112

A Junior Hymnal with Song Stories and Worship Programs #d84

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Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #178

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Children's Praise #42

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Christian Science Hymnal #60

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Christian Science Hymnal #213

Christian Science Hymnal #315

Christian Science Hymnal #316

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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #60a

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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #60b

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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #60c

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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #60

Grammar School Hymn Book #d222

Heart and Voice #d231

Heart and Voice #d234

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #911

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #445

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d473

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #911

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1182

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d370

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Hymns for First-Day Schools #118

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Hymns for First-Day Schools (Rev. and Enl.) #118

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #640

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #640

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #718

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d974

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Hymns in Harmony with Modern Thought #108

Hymns of Progress #d158

Kind Words #d83

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #133

Our New Book for Sunday Schools, Prayer, Praise and Gospel Meetings #d57

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1048

Progressive Songster #d115

Pure Gold for the Sunday School #d118

Sabbath Songs #d146

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Sacred Songs For Public Worship: a hymn and tune book #62

School Recreations: the Catholic Teacher's Companion. 5th ed. #d95

Select Progressive Spiritual Hymns and Songs #d47

Select Songs for the Singing Service in the Prayer Meeting and Sunday School #d251

Select Songs for the Sunday School #d255

Soldier's Friend #d73

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1000

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #801

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #801

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #801

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #801

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #801

Songs of Conquest No. l #d73

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #503

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d324

Spiritual Songs of the First National Association of Spiritualists #d98

Sunday School Hymn Book #d386

Sunday School Service and Hymn Book arranged by the Sunday School Committee #d139

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Sunday School Service Book and Hymnal #150

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Sunday-School Hymns #150

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The American School Hymn Book. (New ed.) #CLXXVIII[CLXVIII]

The Anniversaary and Sunday School Music Book No. 1-5 #d158

The Association Hymn Book #d113

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The Baptist Praise Book #920

The Christian Psalmist #d601

The Church Hymn Book #d879

The Golden Harp #d289

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The Harp #511

The Hour of Praise #d59

The Hymnist: Heart Hymns and Home Melodies #d94

The Junior Hymnal #d96

The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d213

The Primary Hymnal #d113

The Sabbath School Hymnal #d127

The Saints' Harp #d773

The Saints' Hymnal #d261

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The Service Hymnal with an introductory service #124

The Service of Praise #d281

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #687

The St. Alban Hymnal #d389

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d328

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #706

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