Gentle Words

Composer
Difficulty
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Voicing(s)
Category
Instrumental Only?
No
Description

Grade 3-6 Children's Choir for unison treble voices (with opt. descant), and piano (or harp).

  • Text Source: Shaker ā€“ Sister Polly Rupe, Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, adapted CM
  • Vocal Range: d to dā€™
  • Key: D Aeolian
  • Meter: 3/4
Audio
Lyrics

What the dew is to the flower,
Gentle words are to the soul.
Such a blessing to your neighbor
You should never withhold.

Gentle words, so kindly spoken,
Often so,Othe the troubled mind;
While a friendship can be broken
By words that are unkind.

Ever-loving, Gentle Spirit,
Thou my constant guardian be;
So that I might do to others
As I'd have them do to me.