May We, Who Know the Joyful Sound

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Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, 1840

Hymn 96
1. May we, who know the joyful sound,
Still practise what we know;
Not hearers of the word alone,
But doers of it too.

2. By acts of mercy let us show,
We have not heard in vain;
But kindly feel another's woe,
And long to ease his pain.

3. The widow's heart shall share our joy;
The orphan and oppressed
Shall see we love the sweet employ
To succour the distressed.

4. We'll teach the ignorant the way
True happiness to know,
And how the vilest sinner may
Escape eternal woe.

5. Thankful that we the Gospel hear,
And love the joyful sound,
O may the sacred fruits appear,
And in our lives abound.