Scripture Verse

Love one another, as I have loved you. John 13:34

Introduction

Words: Chaun­cey R. Pi­e­ty, in Ho­san­nas (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Sam­u­el W. Beaz­ley, 1917).

Music: Sam­u­el W. Beaz­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Samuel W. Beazley
1873–1944

Lyrics

There are many hearts aching
’Neath loads that they bear,
And all dreary their days are and long;
But the love of a friend
Would relieve toil and care,
And fill life with a joyous new song.

Refrain

What the old world needs is love,
Like the Christ brought from above,
Love that reaches out, around,
Where the weary ones are found;
What the world needs is love.

There are souls that are burdened
’Neath poverty’s sting,
Who consider each man as his foe;
They need friendship and kindness
To cause them to sing,
And the love of a Savior to know.

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There are those who might buy
Any rich thing of earth,
But their hearts are now aching and cold;
They are wasting their time
Seeking pleasure and mirth,
While true love would bring gladness untold.

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There are many tonight
That are wounded by sin,
And they think no one cares Tor their pain;
They are perishing now,
Whom the Christ died to win,
And they’re longing for love all in vain.

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