A happy song we raise

Representative Text

1 A happy song we raise, far and near, far and near,
A joyful note of praise, sweet and clear, sweet and clear;
And it tells to all the world, as it rings,
That the Savior is the King of kings!

Refrain:
Voices gladly singing, music sweetly ringing,
Welcome tidings bringing, now the notes prolong,
Join with us in raising hymns of love and praising,
Join us in our happy song.

2 A happy song rings our, bright and fair, bright and fair,
A glad triumphant shout, everywhere, everywhere;
And the word to every heart, now it brings,
That the Savior is the King of kings! [Refrain]

3 A happy song we swing, glad and gay, glad and gay,
An anthem for the King, on his day, on his day;
And there’s joy in every voice, as it sings,
That the Savior is the King of kings! [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #96

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A happy song we raise
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: Voices gladly singing
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