6925. Tried and True

1. We are a band of merry children,
Full of glee, full of glee,
Like the springtime in its beauty,
Glad are we, glad are we;
Bright is the busy world around us,
Bright with flowers, bright with flowers,
Smiles from the sunny vale above us,
Come with the hours, come with the hours.

Refrain
We are a band of merry, merry children,
While to the Sunday school we cling,
We are a band of merry, merry children,
Tried and true, tried and true.

2. Happy am I, the bird is singing,
Wild and free, wild and free,
While to the song with hearts we echo,
So are we, so are we;
O! there is joy in every blossom,
We may share, we may share,
While we adore the hand that made it,
Pure and fair, pure and fair. [Refrain]

3. Happy am I, the wind is sighing,
Through the shade, through the shade;
Sweet is my home the daisy murmurs,
In the glade, in the glade;
Thus we can say in days of childhood,
Full of glee, full of glee,
Blending our hearts with nature’s voices,
Blest are we, blest are we. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: We are a band of merry children
Title: Tried and True
Author: Frances Jane (Fanny) Crosby (1868)
Source: The Silver Spray, by W. H. Doane (Cincinnati, Ohio: John Church & Company, 1868)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We are a band of merry, merry children
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [We are a band of merry children]
Composer: William Howard Doane
Incipit: 55653 15613 33215
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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