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10458. Songs Of Gladness

1 Songs of gladness, never sadness,
Sing the ransomed ones of Heav’n;
Anthem swelling, ever telling
Of the joy of souls forgiv’n.

Sweetest music ever swelling
Thro’ the courts of Heaven above;
Ever singing, ever saying,
God is life, and God is love!

2 Ever sunshine, never shadow,
Calm, mild, clear celestial day;
Ever summer in its brightness,
Never winter or decay. [Refrain]

3 Ever gazing, loving, praising,
With the angel hosts above;
One eternal hallelujah,
One eternal song of love. [Refrain]

4 Never sighing, never sinning;
No distrust, nor doubt, nor fears;
Thro’ the long unending ages,
Thro’ the long eternal years. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Songs of gladness, never sadness
Title: Songs Of Gladness
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889
Meter: 87.87 D
Source: Gospel Hymns No. 5, by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan & George C. Stebbins (Chicago, Illinois: The Biglow & Main Company, 1887
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sweetest music ever swelling
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Ira David Sankey (1887)
Meter: 87.87 D
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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