Scripture Verse

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:34

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
(1856–1932)

Words: Ina D. Og­don, 1917.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ina D. Ogdon
(1872–1964)

Lyrics

Are you longing some service
For others to do?
Are you longing your Savior to prove?
Would you have the world know
He is living in you?
Oh, sweeten your deeds with love.

Refrain

Love, love, sweeten your deeds with love,
Sweeten your deeds with love, love;
The world you may save
With the law Jesus gave,
Then sweeten your deeds with love.

In each deed that you do
Let His story be told;
By His sunshine the shadows remove;
With His love, far more precious
Than silver or gold;
Oh, sweeten your deeds with love.

Refrain

Those who know not His love
Wander far from His side—
Lead them to Him, whenever they rove,
With a bit of the love
Of your Savior who died—
Oh, sweeten your deeds with love.

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