Somebody

Somebody did a golden deed, Proving himself a friend in need

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [Somebody did a golden deed]
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1 Somebody did a golden deed,
Proving himself a friend in need;
Somebody sang a cheerful song,
Brightening the sky the whole day long,
Was that somebody you?
Was that somebody you!

2 Somebody thought 'tis sweet to live,
Willingly said, "I'm glad to give;"
Somebody fought a valiant fight,
Bravely he lives to shield the right,
Was that somebody you?
Was that somebody you!

3 Somebody made a loving gift,
Cheerfully tried load to lift;
Somebody told the love of Christ,
Told how His will was sacrificed,
Was that somebody you?
Was that somebody you!

4 Somebody filled the days with light,
Constantly chased away the night;
Somebody's work bore joy and peace,
Surely his life shall never cease,
Was that somebody you?
Was that somebody you!



Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #450

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Somebody did a golden deed, Proving himself a friend in need
Title: Somebody
Author: John R. Clements
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Was that somebody you

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