A Gladsome Hymn of Praise We Sing

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1 A gladsome hymn of praise we sing,
and thankfully we gather
to bless the love of God above,
our everlasting Father.

2 In Him rejoice with heart and voice,
His glory fading never,
whose providence is our defence,
who lives and loves for ever. [Refrain]

3 Full in His sight His children stand,
by His strong arm defended,
and He whose wisdom guides the world
our footsteps has attended. [Refrain]

4 For nothing falls unknown to Him–
or care or joy or sorrow;
and He, whose mercy ruled the past,
Will be our stay tomorrow. [Refrain]

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #77

Author: Ambrose N. Blatchford

Blatchford, Ambrose Nichols, B.A., born at Plymouth, 1842, and educated for the Unitarian Ministry at Manchester New College, London. He also graduated at the London University as B.A. In 1866, he became junior colleague to the late Rev. William James, Minister of Lewin's Mead Meeting, Bristol, and on the death of Mr. James, in 1876, the sole pastor. Mr. Blatchford's hymns were written for the Sunday School anniversary services at Lewin's Mead Meeting, on the dates given below, and were adapted to existing melodies. They were first printed as fly-leaves and include:— 1. A gladsome hymn of praise we sing. Praise. 1876. 2. Awake to the duty, prepare for the strife. Duty. 1878. 3. Lord, without Thy constant blessing. Divine Help. 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A gladsome song of praise we sing
Title: A Gladsome Hymn of Praise We Sing
Author: Ambrose N. Blatchford
Meter: 8.7.8.7 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In Him rejoice with heart and voice
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns of the Church #9

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