All is bright and cheerful round us

All is bright and cheerful round us

Author: John Mason Neale
Published in 40 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. All is bright and cheerful round us;
All above is soft and blue;
Spring at last hath come and found us,
Spring and all its pleasures too.
Ev'ry flow'r is full of gladness;
Dew is bright, and buds are gay;
Earth, with all its sin and sadness,
Seems a happy place today.

2. If the flow'rs that fade so quickly,
If a day that ends in night,
If the skies that cloud so thickly
Often cover from our sight,--
If they all have so much beauty,
What must be God's land of rest,
Where His sons that do their duty,
After many toils, are blest?

3. There are leaves that never wither;
There are flow'rs that ne'er decay;
Nothing evil goeth thither;
Nothing good is kept away,
They that came from tribulation,
Washed their robes and made them white,
Out of ev'ry tongue and nation,
Now have rest and peace and light.

Source: The New Christian Hymnal #378

Author: John Mason Neale

John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly tem­perament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All is bright and cheerful round us
Author: John Mason Neale

Notes

All is bright and gay around us. J. M. Neale. [Saints Philip & James.] This Saints' day hymn is in the 3rd series of the authors Hymns for Children, 1846, No. xviii. in 4 stanzas of 8 lines; and again, without alteration, in later editions of the same. In the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, and some other collections, it is given as—"All is bright and cheerful round us"; but the alterations are very slight.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Alleluia #277

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Alleluia #277

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Book of Worship #120

Church Hymns with Tunes #174

Everybody's Hymn Book for Church and Home #d8

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Gloria Deo #718

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Gloria #261

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Hosanna for the Sunday School #173

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Hymns and Tunes for Schools #265

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Hymns for the Church #427

Hymns of the Centuries #d7

Hymns of the Rural Spirit #d5

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Hymns of Worship and Service (Chapel Ed., 4th ed.) #368

Hymns of Worship and Service for Sunday Schools #d6

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Hymns of Worship and Service. (Chapel ed.) #368

Hymns of Worship and Service. College ed. #d9

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Hymns of Worship and Service #268

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In Excelsis for School and Chapel #245

In Excelsis for School and Chapel. l7th ed. #d9

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In Excelsis #759

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In Excelsis #a759

Prayer and Praise Book #d4

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Singing on the Way #26

The Children's Hour #d2

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d8

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #122

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #247

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The Church Hymnal #488

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The Church Hymnary #912

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The Epworth Hymnal No. 2 #240

The Friends' Hymnal #d14

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a718

The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d8

The New Children's Hymnal #d8

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The New Christian Hymnal #378

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The School Hymnal #243

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The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #279

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #202

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Voices of Praise #32

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