A Gladsome Hymn of Praise We Sing

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1. A joyful song of praise we sing,
And thankfully we gather
To bless the love of God above,
Our everlasting Father.

In Him rejoice with heart and voice
Whose glory fadeth never,
Whose providence is our defence,
Who lives and loves for ever.

2. From shades of night He calls the light,
And from the sod the flower;
From ev'ry cloud His blessings break
In sunshine or in shower. (Refrain...)

3. 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...)

4. Then praise the Lord with one accord,
To His great name give glory;
And of His never-changing love
Repeat the wondrous story. (Refrain...)

Source: Great Songs of the Church. number two: a treasury of six hundred sacred songs suitable for all services of the church #1

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 >

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



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