A Little Bit of Love

Do you know the world is dying

Author: E. O. Excell
Tune: [Do you know the world is dying] (Excell)
Published in 22 hymnals

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1 Do you know the world is dying
For a little bit of love?
Ev'rywhere we hear the sighing
For a little bit of love;
For the love that rights a wrong,
Fills the heart with hope and song;
They have waited, oh, so long,
For a little bit of love.
For a little bit of love,
For a little bit of love.
They have waited, oh, so long,
For a little bit of love.

2 From the poor of ev'ry city,
For a little bit of love,
Hands are reaching out in pity
For a little bit of love;
Some have burdens hard to bear,
Some have sorrows we should share;
Shall they falter and despair
For a little bit of love?
For a little bit of love,
For a little bit of love.
Shall they falter and despair
For a little bit of love?

3 Down before their idols falling,
For a little bit of love,
Many souls in vain are calling
For a little bit of love;
If they die in sin and shame,
Someone surely is to blame
For not going in His name,
With a little bit of love.
With a little bit of love,
With a little bit of love.
For not going in His name,
With a little bit of love.

4 While the souls of men are dying
For a little bit of love,
While the children, too, are crying
For a little bit of love;
Stand no longer idly by,
You can help them if you try;
Go, then, saying, "Here am I,"
With a little bit of love.
With a little bit of love,
With a little bit of love,
Go, then, saying, "Here am I"
With a little bit of love.


Source: The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #107

Author: E. O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excell (December 13, 1851 – June 10, 1921), commonly known as E. O. Excell, was a prominent American publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Some of the significant collaborators in his vocal and publishing work included Sam P. Jones, William E. Biederwolf, Gipsy Smith, Charles Reign Scoville, J. Wilbur Chapman, W. E. M. Hackleman, Charles H. Gabriel and D. B. Towner. His 1909 stanza selection and arrangement of "Amazing Grace" became the most widely used and familiar setting of that hymn by the second half of the twentieth century. The influence of his sacred music on American popular culture throu… Go to person page >

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First Line: Do you know the world is dying
Title: A Little Bit of Love
Author: E. O. Excell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For a little bit of love

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