#235 Should You Feel Inclined to Censure

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1. Should you feel inclined to censure
Faults you may in others view,
Ask your own heart, ere you venture,
If you have not failings, too.
Let not friendly vows be broken;
Rather strive a friend to gain.
Many words in anger spoken
Find their passage home again.

2. Do not, then, in idle pleasure
Trifle with a brother’s fame;
Guard it as a valued treasure,
Sacred as your own good name.
Do not form opinions blindly;
Hastiness to trouble tends;
Those of whom we thought unkindly
Oft become our warmest friends.

Text: Anon., ca. 1863
Music: Philip Paul Bliss, 1838-1876

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Written By: Anonymous

Music By: Philip Paul Bliss

Philip Paul Bliss (9 July 1838 – 29 December 1876) was an American composer, conductor, bass-baritone[1] writer of hymns and a Gospel singer. He wrote many well-known hymns, including Almost PersuadedHallelujah, What a Saviour!Let the Lower Lights Be Burning,Wonderful Words of Life, and the tune for Horatio Spafford‘s It Is Well with My Soul.