Spelling Love

When love is spelt with letters

Author: Lucia B. Cook
Tune: [When love is spelt with letters] (Gabriel)
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When love is spelt with letters,
It is not hard to spell,
But let us try to write it,
In living deeds as well;
When called to do an errand,
Be sure you don’t demur;
For when you mind your mother,
You’re spelling love to her.

L-O-V-E, That spells love,
Sweetest word in heav’n above;
Sweetest word on earth below.
Let’s keep spelling as we go.

2 If kind to all your classmates,
Obedi'nt to the rule,
If studious and tho'tful,
You’re spelling love at school;
When teacher says, “Be quiet,”
Be sure you do not stir;
For when we please the teacher,
We’re spelling love to her. [Chorus]

3 Each little deed of kindness,
That we may strive to do,
Is spelling love for others,
And love for Jesus, too;
I hope, if holy angels
Look on us from above,
In bright and shining letters,
They’ll find us spelling love.” [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #173

Author: Lucia B. Cook

Lucia B. Cook was born in Greenville, S. C. in 1884. She was a contributor to school, church and literary publications. Her greatest interest was with little children, and she loved nature. 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: When love is spelt with letters
Title: Spelling Love
Author: Lucia B. Cook
Language: English
Refrain First Line: L-O-V-E, that spells love
Copyright: Public Domain



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