Scripture Verse

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24


John R. Clements (1868–1946)

Words: John R. Cle­ments, 1901. The first stan­za was not writ­ten by Mr. Cle­ments, but is part of an ano­ny­mous po­em he dis­co­vered, ar­ranged, and to which he add­ed four oth­er orig­in­al stan­zas (Ga­bri­el, page 80).

Music: Gold­en Deed Win­field S. Weed­en (🔊 pdf nwc).

Winfield S. Weeden (1847–1908)


Somebody did a golden deed,
Proving himself a friend in need;
Somebody sang a cheerful song,
Bright’ning the sky the whole day long.


Was that somebody you?
Was that somebody you?

Somebody tho’t ’tis sweet to live,
Willingly said, I’m glad to give;
Somebody fought a valiant fight,
Bravely he lived to shield the right.


Somebody made a loving gift,
Cheerfully tried a load to lift;
Somebody told the love of Christ,
Told how His will was sacrificed.


Somebody idled all the hours,
Carelessly crushed life’s fairest flow’rs,
Somebody made life loss, not gain,
Thoughtlessly seemed to live in vain.


Somebody filled the days with light,
Constantly chased away the night;
Somebody’s work bore joy and peace,
Surely his life will ne­ver cease.