Copyright, MDCCCXCIV, by Henry J. Wehman.
Words by John Butler. Music by J. F. Mahony.
Kind words are spoken never in vain;
No hearts are broken from their refrain;
Music to our ears, sweetest and best,
Through all the long years stored in the breast.
Kind words, when spoken, will cause us no sigh;
No homes have been broken underneath the sky;
No homes have been broken underneath the sky.
Kind words, oh, stranger! mem'ry will bring
You out of danger back to love's spring;
Dwell now and ever in our dear home,
Kind words will never cause us to roam. -Refrain.
Kind words will perish, not in the night,
Oh, how we cherish them with delight;
Brave, manly token, not cruel and cold,
Live on unbroken, when we are old.-Refrain.