Scripture Verse

Love one another; as I have loved you. John 13:34


Ira B. Wilson

Words: Eda L. Form­hals, ar­ranged by E.S.T. in His Wor­thy Praise, by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz & Ira B. Wil­son (Day­ton, Ohio: Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing, 1915), num­ber 162.

Music: Ira B. Wil­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Form­hals (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


A raindrop fell on a blossom gay,
That grew on the apple tree;
I’ve hurried down on this rainy day,
To help you to grow,
said he.


Jesus wants us to help Him, too,
Each in our own sweet way;
If we try it, we’ll surely do
Something for Him each day.

A sunbeam danced thro’ a window low,
And said to a wee sick boy:
I’ve come to help with my cheery glow;
I bring you my light and joy.


A little child with a sweet, kind word,
Brought cheer to the lone and sad;
She tried to help, until those who heard
Found comfort to make them glad.