All is bright and cheerful round us

All is bright and cheerful round us

Author: John Mason Neale
Published in 36 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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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

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

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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: a hymnal for use in schools, in the home, in young people's societies in devotional meetings #277

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Alleluia: a hymnal for use in schools, in the home, in young people's societies, in devotional meetings #277

Church Hymns with Tunes #174

Everybody's Hymn Book for Church and Home #d8

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Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #718

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Gloria: a hymnal for use in Sunday schools, young people's societies, and devotional meetings #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: Sunday School Edition #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: for the Sunday School #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: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #759

Prayer and Praise Book #d4

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 Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #912

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The Epworth Hymnal No. 2 #240

The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d14

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: for school and church and home #32

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