The words of truth.@Proverbs 22:21
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Marcia M. B. Goodwin
(1831–1885)

Mar­cia M. B. Good­win, in Crown of Gold, ed­it­ed by Will­iam T. Giffe & Frank M. Da­vis (Lo­gans­port, In­di­a­na: Home Mu­sic Com­pa­ny, 1892), num­ber 87.

Vag­har­sha­pat Ora M. Li­ven­good, 1892 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Speak loving words to waiting souls,
Speak words of hope and cheer;
Lift up the spirit bowed with care,
Wipe away the mourner’s tear.

Refrain

Speak loving words, speak kindly words,
Speak words of hope and cheer,
Lift up the spirit bowed with care,
Wipe away the mourner’s tear.

Speak loving words though sinners fail
The path of life to find;
Point to the way that upward leads,
Speak words both true and kind.

Refrain

Speak loving words, for soon thou’lt be
Pale, silent and unknown;
And loving words alone will tell
The good that thou hast done.

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