Tell it not with heedless scorning

Author: Anna W. Simmons
Tune: [Tell it not with heedless scorning]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Tell it not with heedless scorning
If your neighbor does a wrong;
Go to him with yearning sorrow,
Breathe it not amid the throng.

And the light you lend his pathway
May come back to bless your own;
For we know, beyond all doubting,
We shall reap as we have sown.

2 You may aid him by your counsel,
Give him strength to nobler do;
Help him as you’d help another
Come in kindness unto you. [Refrain]

3 If his way is dark with trial,
If there’s blight you never knew,
Let the manly heart within you
Prompt to something brave and true. [Refrain]

4 Stand beside him while the shadow
Shifts him from his olden place;
Shield him from the wily tempter
That has brought the deep disgrace. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15117

Author: Anna W. Simmons

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Text Information

First Line: Tell it not with heedless scorning
Title: Charity
Author: Anna W. Simmons
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And the light you lend this pathway
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #15117
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The Cyber Hymnal #15117

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