Grade 3-6 Children's Choir for unison treble voices (with opt. descant), and piano (or harp).
- Text Source: Shaker – Sister Polly Rupe, Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, adapted CM
- Vocal Range: d to d’
- Key: D Aeolian
- Meter: 3/4
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.