Words of cheer

Representative Text

1 Words of cheers, words of cheer,
Send them forth today;
Cheer the busy toilers
On the earthly way;
Send them forth with gladness,
Send them forth with song,
For the heroes battling
‘Gainst the hosts of wrong.

Refrain:
Sound them and ring them and send them along;
Cheer the soul fighting to conquer the wrong;
Send them with gladness in word and in song,
Send the words of cheer today.

2 Words of cheers, words of cheer,
Send them forth with pray’r;
They will help a brother
Bravely do and dare;
And the soul that falters,
Strong might be today,
If w only cheer him
On his lonely way. [Refrain]

3 Words of cheers, words of cheer
Jesus gladly gave,
Sent them forth to galdden,
Comfort, help and save;
For he knew their value,
Knew how great the need
Of the words that cheer men
To a nobler deed. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #51

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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: Words of cheer
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: Sound them and ring them
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