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Speak Gently

Mindy Jostyn  •  Song

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Speak Gently

Words adapted by Mindy Jostyn & Jacob Brackman
Based on a poem by David Bates, used by permission
Music from the Serum Gradual, 1527

Speak gently, it is better far
To rule by love, not fear
Speak gently, let no harsh word harm
The good we may do here

Speak gently to the bitter ones
Forgive and comfort them
Someone’s unkindness made them cruel
O win them back again

Speak gently, it’s a little thing
Dropped down the heart’s deep well
And still, the good it may yet bring
Eternity will tell

Speak gently, it is better far
To rule by love, not fear

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