O the good we may do

There are times when a word just a friendly word

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [There are times when a word, just a friendly word]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There are times when a word—just a friendly word—
Makes the heart of the wayfarer strong;
For it tells someone cares for a comrade’s weal,
And would help as we journey along.

O the words we may speak, O the help we may give,
To the comrades we meet in the way!
Let us scatter the sunshine of love and of hope
Into some aching heart ev’ry day.

2 There are times when a smile—just a loving smile—
Drives the gloom from a sorrowing heart;
So, O comrade of mine, it is well worth while
To be brave till the clouds break apart. [Refrain]

3 O the good we may do as we journey on,
In the road leading home, day by day;
Let no chances be lost for a helpful deed,
Or a word or a smile by the way. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #61

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There are times when a word just a friendly word
Title: O the good we may do
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: O the words we may speak
Copyright: Public Domain



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