Scripture Verse

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13:4–5

Introduction

Words: Hen­ry Bur­ton, in The Stan­dard Sun­day School Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Chris­to­pher C. Cline (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Stand­ard Pub­lish­ing, 1888), num­ber 215.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bur­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

Have you had a kindness shown?
Kindness show;
’Twas not giv’n for you alone,
Love bestow;
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another’s tears
Till in Heav’n the deed appears,
White as snow, white as snow.

Refrain

White as snow, white as snow,
Cheerful word or loving deed,
White as snow;
Live for self, you live in vain,
Live for Christ, you live again;
Live for Him, with Him you reign,
White as snow, white as snow.

Did you hear the loving word?
Send it forth;
Like the singing of a bird?
Send it forth!
Let its music live and grow,
Let it cheer another’s woe;
You have reaped what others sow;
Send it forth! send it forth!

Refrain

Have you found the heav’nly light?
Let it shine;
Souls are groping in the night,
Let it shine!
Hold your lighted lamp on high,
Be a star in someone’s sky;
He may live who else would die,
Let it shine, let it shine.

Refrain