Deeds of Kindness

The little deeds of kindness

Author: J. W. Van De Venter
Tune: [The little deeds of kindness]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 The little deeds of kindness
Will cheer the aching heart,
The little rays of sunlight
Will make the gloom depart;
Then let the hands be busy,
To make the burdens light,
And let the heart be cheerful,
To make the pathway bright.

Refrain:
The little deeds of kindness,
We do from day to day,
Bring sunshine and gladness
To those along the way.
Then let us not grow weary,
Nor falter in despair;
But earnest and faithful,
Spread sunshine ev’rywhere.

2 Remember how the Savior
Descended from above
To bring the world a blessing
And sow the seed of love.
He’s bidden us to follow,
And made the journey plain;
Then let us also scatter
The seeds of golden grain. [Refrain]

3 Our life will soon be over,
The summer will be past;
The sowing-time, so precious,
Has come and cannot last.
May we be up and doing,
Each moment here employ.
Until our work is ended;
Then we shall reap with joy. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #79

Author: J. W. Van De Venter

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 hymns. 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: The little deeds of kindness
Title: Deeds of Kindness
Author: J. W. Van De Venter
Refrain First Line: The little deeds of kindness
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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