One Kind Word
Drop a word of cheer and kindness--
just a flash and it is gone,
But a half a hundred ripples
go circling on and on.
Bearing hope and joy and comfort
on each splashing, dashing wave,
Till you can't conceive the volume
of the one kind word you gave.
Drop a word of Gospel kindness--
in a minute you forget,
But the gladness that it started
swells and circles even yet.
And you've rolled a wave of comfort
whose sweet music can be heard
Over miles and miles of water,
just by dropping one kind word.