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No. 156 The Kindest Rule

I have never seen this song before, but it is the best interpretation of the Golden Rule I believe I have ever heard. We have no idea what is going on in others’ lives that make them behave and choose as they do. We must always be kind and understanding if we truly wish to serve Christ.

Verse 1:
Kinder rule of earthly duty
Wisest men could never give;
Sweeter rule of heav’nly beauty
Need we never while we live.
Whatsoever deeds of kindness
We may wish that men may do,
Unto others we must ever
Show these loving actions, too.

Refrain:
Kinder rule of earthly duty,
Sweeter rule of heav’nly beauty,
Sweeter rule of heav’nly beauty,
Need we never while we live.

Verse 2:
Are we tempted to be selfish,
Angry, harsh, unkind, untrue;
Hear the voice of conscience whisper,
“Would you have this done to you?”
Fewer wounds would then be given,
Fewer bitter words be said,
Fewer acts to be regretted,
When the ones we love are dead.

Verse 3:
We would never show to others
Scornful, proud, unloving face,
Knowing not what our lives might be,
Had God put us in their place.
From our hearts should first be driven
All the thoughts of wrong and strife,
Ere we have the right to censure
What we see in other’s life.

Susie M. Day/A.T. Goram

No. 43 Wonderful Love

Verse 1:
‘Tis love, ’tis love, ’tis wonderful love!
‘Twas God’s great love for me,
That sent the Savior from above,
My sacrifice to be!

Refrain:
Wonderful, wonderful love,
Wonderful, wonderful love,
That sent the Savior from above,
My sacrifice to be.

Verse 2:
‘Tis love, ’tis love, ’tis wonderful love!
That fills my soul today;
‘Tis love that follows where I rove,
That seeks me when I stray.

Verse 3:
‘Tis love, ’tis love, ’tis wonderful love!
That casteth out all fear,
‘Tis love that doth my song approve,
And whispers, “I am near.”

Verse 4:
‘Tis love, ’tis love, ’tis wonderful love!
Will take me home at last,
To sing love’s praise thro’ endless days,
When trials are all past.

Rev. J.B. Atchinson/T. Martin Towne

No. 37 Sunshine in the Soul

Verse 1:
There’s sunshine in my soul to-day,
More glorious and bright
Than glows in any earthly sky,
For Jesus is my light.

Refrain:
Oh, there’s sunshine, Blessed sunshine,
While the peaceful, happy moments roll;
When Jesus shows His smiling face,
There is sunshine in my soul.

Verse 2:
There’s music in my soul to-day,
A carol to my King,
And Jesus, listening, can hear
The songs I cannot sing.

Verse 3:
There’s springtime in my soul to-day,
For when the Lord is near,
The dove of peace sings in my heart,
The flow’rs of grace appear.

Verse 4:
There’s gladness in my soul to-day,
And hope and praise and love,
For blessings which He gives me now,
For joys “laid up” above.

E.E. Hewitt/Jno.R. Sweney

No. 36 Judge Not

Verse 1:
Cruel is the wound we give,
Deep the harm our souls receive,
By a word of heedless blame
Cast upon an honest name;
Judge not each other, judge not each other,
Judge not each other, the Savior tells us so.

Verse 2:
If no one would make complaint,
Till he were himself a saint,
Love would swiftly speed our way,
Onward to a brighter day,
Speak ever kindly, speak ever kindly,
Speak ever kindly, the Savior tells us so.

Verse 3:
If in cruel haste we speak
Of the erring and the weak,
We may feel the sting in turn,
Till our own hearts ache and burn
Measure for measure, measure for measure,
Measure for measure, The Savior tells us so.

Verse 4:
If with loving hearts we call
On the Father over all,
He will hear each earnest prayer,
He will make our cause His care,
God hears His children, God hears His children,
God hears His children, the Savior tells us so.

Florence McCarthy/E.B. Smith

No. 34 Angry Words! Oh, Let Them Never

Verse 1:
Angry words! oh, let them never
From the tongue unbridled slip;
May the heart’s best impulse ever
Check them ere they soil the lip.

Refrain:
“Love one another,”
Thus saith the Savior,
Children obey the Father’s blest command:
(His blest command.)
“Love one another,”
Thus saith the Savior,
‘Tis the Father’s blest command:
(‘Tis His blest command.)

Verse 2:
Love is much too pure and holy;
Friendship is too sacred far,
For a moment’s reckless folly
Thus to desolate and mar.

Verse 3:
Angry words are lightly spoken;
Bitt’rest tho’ts are rashly stirred–
Brightest links of life are broken
By a single angry word.

Words and music by Dr. H.R. Palmer

No. 33 Christ is All the World to Me

Verse 1:
My soul is now united
To Christ the living vine;
In loving bonds I’m plighted,
To ever grow and twine.

Refrain:
Christ is all the world to me,
And His glory I shall see,
And before I’d leave my Jesus,
I’d lay me down and die.

Verse 2:
Soon as my love I gave Him,
He pressed me to His breast,
My life in happy union
With Him shall ever rest.

Verse 3:
He is my blest companion,
My sorrows all are o’er,
I’ve found a heav’nly portion,
‘Tis joy for evermore.

Verse 4:
I’ve tasted heav’nly pleasure,
I need not fear a frown,
Christ is my joy and treasure,
My glory and my crown.

(Old Tune, “Annie Laurie”)/Arr. by T.M.T.

No. 32 Father, I Have Heard Thee Calling

Verse 1:
Father, I have heard Thee calling
In sweet accents, “Come to me;”
Very far away I’ve wandered,
But I’m coming home to Thee.

Refrain:
Father, Father, I am coming,
Nevermore from Thee to roam,
While I hear Thy sweet voice calling,
Father, I am coming home.

Verse 2:
In Thy loving kindness, Father,
All my trespasses forgive
Jesus, who hath died for sinners,
Teach, oh, teach me how to live.

Verse 3:
Oh, my Father, all unworthy
Am I of Thy tenderest love,
By which Thou wouldst draw Thy children
To the heav’nly home above.

Eliza Sherman/W. Irving Hartshorn