A song, a song for water bright

A song, a song for water bright

Author: George Cooper
Tune: [A Song, a song for water bright]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A song, a song for water bright,
In love and beauty flowing!
It sings its way in joy and might,
The gift of heaven bestowing.

Refrain:
A song, a song for water fair,
As pure and free as mountain air!
A song, a song of water fair,
As pure and free as mountain air.

2 There’s balm in every sparkling drop,
In every wave there’s pleasure;
In diamond spray it leaps away,
A lovely boon and treasure.

3 It nerves the hand to deeds of might;
It wakes the heart to gladness!
It breathes a psalm of pure delight,
And charms us all from sadness! [Refrain]

4 From every vale and glade and hill
It speaks of nature’s kindness!
O, may we heed the lesson still,
Nor shun it in our blindness! [Refrain]

Source: Christian Endeavor Hymns #160

Author: George Cooper

George Cooper, poet, was born in the city of New York, May 14, 1840 son of John and Hepzibah Cooper, He was educated in the public schools of his native city, and afterwards studied law under the late Chester A. Arthur. After practicing for a short time, he renounced his profession to devote himself to the vocation to which his natural gifts inclined him. In his early years, he had developed a taste for writing, and before his sixteenth year had begun to contribute acceptable verses to several leading magazines. Encouraged by the success that met his early productions, he wrote constantly, and became a regular contributor to such periodicals as “The Independent,” “Harpers’ Young People,” and “Harper’s Magazine,” “Atlantic… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A song, a song for water bright
Author: George Cooper

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Christian Songs: for the Sunday School #177

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Gems of Song: for the Sunday School #229

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Junior Christian Endeavor Songs #112

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Song Worship for Sunday Schools #84

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Songs of Grace and Glory #124

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Winnowed Songs for Sunday Schools #192

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Christian Endeavor Hymns #160

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Young People's Songs of Praise #214

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