Let Us Oft Speak Kind Words

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Lyrics

  1. 1. Let us oft speak kind words to each other
    At home or where’er we may be;
    Like the warblings of birds on the heather,
    The tones will be welcome and free.
    They’ll gladden the heart that’s repining,
    Give courage and hope from above,
    And where the dark clouds hide the shining,
    Let in the bright sunlight of love.
  2. Oh, the kind words we give shall in memory live
    And sunshine forever impart.
    Let us oft speak kind words to each other;
    Kind words are sweet tones of the heart.
  3. 2. Like the sunbeams of morn on the mountains,
    The soul they awake to good cheer;
    Like the murmur of cool, pleasant fountains,
    They fall in sweet cadences near.
    Let’s oft, then, in kindly toned voices,
    Our mutual friendship renew,
    Till heart meets with heart and rejoices
    In friendship that ever is true.
  4. Oh, the kind words we give shall in memory live
    And sunshine forever impart.
    Let us oft speak kind words to each other;
    Kind words are sweet tones of the heart.
  5. Text: Joseph L. Townsend, 1849–1942
    Music: Ebenezer Beesley, 1840–1906
Book
Hymnal
Hymn Number
232
Music
Ebenezer Beesley, 1840–1906.
Text
Joseph L. Townsend, 1849–1942.
Scriptures
Ephesians 4:29–32, Proverbs 16:24
Meter
10 8 10 8 9 8 9 8 12 8 10 8
Topic
Cheerfulness, Love, Speech, Unity
Tune
Bicester
Languages
Bahasa Indonesia
Ramahlah dalam Bertutur Kata (Buku Nyanyian Pujian)
106
Español
Oh, hablemos con tiernos acentos (Himnos)
151
Français
Sachons dire un mot gentil (Cantiques)
150
Gagana Samoa
Fai Upu Alofa i le Tasi (Viiga)
147
Latviešu Valoda
Bieži sacīsim labu cits citam (Garīgo dziesmu grāmata)
147
Lea Fakatonga
Kapau te Tau Feʻofoʻofani
142
Lietuvių Kalba
Su kiekvienu kalbėkim maloniai (Giesmynas)
131
Magyar
Legyünk egymáshoz jók (Himnuszoskönyv)
149
Norsk
La vår tale av kjærlighet farges (Salmebok)
138
Português
Oh! Falemos Palavras Amáveis (Hinário)
137
Q'eqchi'
Aʼ li chaabʼil aatin chiqaye
148
Reo Tahiti
’Ia parau ha’amaita’i noa tātou
140
Română
Să folosim cuvinte frumoase (Imnuri)
149
Suomi
Jos vain lausumme lempeät sanat (Laulukirja)
153
Tagalog
Tayo Nang Mag-usap Nang Marahan (Himnaryo)
143
Български
Да говорят със думи сърцата (Сборник химни)
148
Русский
Прекраснее слов добрых нет (Книга гимнов)
145
Українська
Давайте частіше казати ласкаві і добрі слова (Збірник гімнів)
141
ภาษาไทย
ให้เราพร่ำคำชมเชยเอ่ยสรรเสริญ (หนังสือเพลงสวด)
116
한국어
친절한 말들을 서로 하세 (찬송가)
151
中文
溫和的言語 (聖詩選輯)
144
日本語
親しく語り合わん (賛美歌集)
140
 

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performance

Watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform an arrangement of this hymn.