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Anniversary Song

All hail the glad and welcome day

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [All hail the glad and welcome day]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 All hail the glad and welcome day
Which ends the happy year.
The story of the Sabbaths past
We meet with joy to hear.
In heav’nly mansions by and by,
When breaks the golden morn,
In crowns of life the stars will shine,
Their beauty to adorn.

2 And here below, the record shows
These bright and shining seals;
Each star that clusters ’round the name,
The faithful life reveals.
The passing weeks have found us still
Where precious truths are learned;
To Sunday School and God’ s house
Our willing feet have turned.

3 The golden texts, of priceless worth,
Are hidden in the heart;
And daily readings of the Word
Reveal the better part.
With grateful hearts we lift to God
Our songs of love and praise,
For pastor, teachers, lessons, truths,
And joys that crown the days.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8109

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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: All hail the glad and welcome day
Title: Anniversary Song
Author: Julia H. Johnston


The Cyber Hymnal #8109
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #8109

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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