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If I Can Help Somebody (Alma Androzzo 1912-2001)

This afternoon I attended a Golden Jubilee celebration of a Wexford Catholic priest (Fr. John Nolan OMI) who has served most of his ministry in Bloemfontein in South Africa. Another guest present at the function said he could sum up Fr. John's life's work by singing this well-known song:

If I can help somebody, as I pass along,IMG_4078
If I can cheer somebody, with a word or song,
If I can show somebody, how they're travelling wrong,
Then my living shall not be in vain.

Chorus:
My living shall not be in vain,
Then my living shall not be in vain
If I can help somebody, as I pass along,
Then my living shall not be in vain.

If I can do my duty, as a good man ought,
If I can bring back beauty, to a world up wrought,
If I can spread love's message, as the Master taught,
Then my living shall not be in vain.

Chorus:

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