1 Would you lift some comrade dear who has fallen in life’s race,
To the broken-hearted peace impart?
If you cannot tell the world of a Father’s wondrous grace,
Sing the Christ-love into some sad heart.
Lift your voice, sweetly sing for your Master,
Only ask, he will clothe you with his pow’r;
Like the music of the skies,
From the vales of Paradise,
Sing the Christ-love into ev’ry heart.
2 If you cannot tell the lost of his all-embracing love,
With the burning words of holy fire,
You may sing the story sweet of the hope prepared above,
And the fainting with new hope inspire. [Chorus]
3 Sing to cheer the lonely one pressed beneath a load of care,
In melodious strains his mercy sing;
Hush the quiv’ring chords of grief by the music that ye bear—
Grateful music to your Lord and King. [Chorus]
4 There are many ways to speak heaven’s message pure and true,
If our hearts o’erflow with Jesus’ love;
let us never, never say, there is naught that I can do,
Let us always our devotion prove. [Chorus]
Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC.
Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include:
Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904)
Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >
Display Title: Sing the Christ-LoveFirst Line: Would you lift some comrade dear who has fallen in life's raceTune Title: [Would you lift some comrade dear who has fallen in life's race]Author: T. H.Date: 1913