A happy sound is floating through the air

A happy sound is floating through the air

Author: Jennie Wilson
Tune: [A happy sound is floating through the air]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A happy sound is floating through the air,
Sweet hymns of praise the breezes to us bear,
While on our sight there gleams a banner fair,
The children are marching in the highway of the King.

Refrain:
The children are marching in the highway of the King,
The children are marching in the highway of the King,
With songs of faith and love they seek the land above,
The children are marching in the highway of the King.

2 Like flowers fair their joyous faces glow,
AS onward, upward day by day they go,
To blessed heights where living waters flow,
The children are marching in the highway of the King. [Refrain]

3 A youthful army evil foes to fight,
Their strength to use in battling for the right,
Before them beaming truth’s eternal light,
The children are marching in the highway of the King. [Refrain]

4 Oh, look rejoicing on the gladsome throngs,
Unite in singing Zion’s cheering songs,
Extolling Him to whom all praise belongs,
The children are marching in the highway of the King. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #48

Author: Jennie Wilson

Wilson, Jennie Bain. (d. 3 September 1913). Obituaries available in the DNAH Archives.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A happy sound is floating through the air
Author: Jennie Wilson
Refrain First Line: The children are marching

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #40Page Scan
The Primary and Junior Hymnal #178Page Scan
The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d1
Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #48TextAudioPage Scan
Voices from the Woodland #d1
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