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


Hattie T. Griswold

Words: Hat­tie T. Gris­wold, in The Sun­ny Side, ed­it­ed by Charles W. Wendte and Hen­ry Per­kins (New York: Will­iam A. Pond, 1875), pag­es 48–49.

Music: X’i­an Hen­ry S. Per­kins, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Henry S. Perkins


Let us be tender, and trusty, and true—
Here is a thought, dearest children, for you;
Where’er we go, and whatever we do,
Let us be tender, and trusty, and true.


Brave to the battle of life we will go,
Tender and trusty in all that we do;
Helpful, and thoughtful to all we will prove,
Winning all hearts by our goodness and love.

Let us be trusty, and tender, and true—
Children, I pray you to keep this in view;
Blessing each other, our blessing we find,
Therefore be helpful, and thoughtful and kind.


Let us be cheerful, and happy as well,
That all our life-service doubly may tell;
God loves the cheerful heart singing its lay,
Let us then joyously keep on our way.