Scripture Verse

Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Roy­al Dia­dem, by How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1873), num­ber 72.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


Scatter kind words all around you;
Some heart in its sorrow will stay:
And catching the bright beaming treasures,
Find comfort for many a day.


Then scatter kind words;
They will ne­ver be lost;
Remember your mission below;
Scatter kind words,
Scatter kind words,
Wherever, wherever you go.

Scatter kind words by the wayside,
Nor fancy your labor in vain;
They come like the beau­ti­ful sunlight;
They fall and they cheer like the rain.


Scatter kind words to the lonely,
The friendless, the weak and oppressed;
Go scatter kind words to the erring;
In God shall your labor be blest.


Scatter kind words all around you;
Perchance, when your mission is o’er,
The seed you have dropped in a moment
May bloom on eternity’s shore.