Just a Word of CheerAs we upon another year embark May we resolve to have a change of heart May we look back upon the year that's past And try to remedy some shadow we have cast On some poor soul by some unkindly deed May we in this New Year give help to someone who may need Just a kind word for someone who may plead for words of cheer. It is so easy unkind words to say To someone we may cross on life's highway It is so easy just to turn away From someone who may crave a word of cheer But oh so often we have failed to share our brothers' griefs and show them that we care And we their burdens have not helped to bear By words of cheer. We are so busy every passing day Grasping for things which soon may pass away We overlook the part that we should play In life's great dialogue the things that we could say O may we with the start of this new year Resolve that with each other we will share Each joy and sorrow and help their burdens bear With words of cheer. This sick old world much brighter it would be If our mistakes and wrongs we all would see If we are faults would rectify that we May be a guiding light to someone in distress And cheer some soul who in their loneliness May have their spirits lifted by some thoughts or deed Displayed by us in this their hour of need With words of cheer. If we resolve a smile to give along the way To those we meet while on this earth we stay And do some deed to brighen up their day It's then and only then we'd happier be But some folks they just do not seem to see That happiness can come from just a smile A pleasant chat for just a little while Kind words to cheer. May resolutions made by us both far and near Remain unbroken, throughout the coming year And may we learn to cast our every care On Him who sees the little Sparrows fall And hears from heaven His children when they call And may we all our brother's keeper be The people God intended we should be With words of cheer! Composed and arranged by Bramwell B. Quinton Charleston, B.B., January 4, 1980.
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