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Speak kindly to the erring one you meet upon the way

Author: Isaac Naylor
Tune: [Speak kindly to the erring one you meet upon the way]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Speak kindly to the erring one you meet upon the way;
The burdened heart is yearning for a word that you may say.
With anxious heart and smiling face tell of a Savior’s love;
And point the way that leads to everlasting life above.

Sunbeams, sunbeams, scatter them day by day;
Sunbeams, sunbeams, scatter them all the way,
Sunbeams, sunbeams, scatter them while you may,
Where’er you be, on land or sea,
Scatter them all the way.

2 Speak gently to the wand’ring one! O do not scold or frown;
Remember that his brow may some day wear a starry crown.
Be patient; soft in pathos speak; in earnest try to win;
A precious jewel, priceless gem, tho’ stained with guilt and sin. [Refrain]

3 Speak sweetly to the fallen one, in accents soft and low;
Tell of the patient Savior and His love, where’re you go,
Remember that when thou thyself wert deep in sin and night;
A tender word, a winning smile, brought comfort, joy and light. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #46

Author: Isaac Naylor

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Text Information

First Line: Speak kindly to the erring one you meet upon the way
Title: Sunbeams
Author: Isaac Naylor
Refrain First Line: Sunbeams, sunbeams



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Gospel Herald in Song #46

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