Awake the songs of gladness

Awake the songs of gladness

Author: F. G. Burroughs
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Awake the songs of gladness,
On this our festal day;
Farewell to gloom and sadness,
Wipe ev'ry tear away;
A year of countless blessings
Demands a song of praise,
Then join in joyful chorus,
And thankful voices raise.
Glory and laud, and honor!
O swell the holy strains!
the woods and trees are vocal,
On mountain, hill and plain;
O praise him, praise him,
praise him in glad acclaim!
O praise him, praise him,
Praise him in glad acclaim!

2 Awake! in joyful numbers
Declare what he hath done!
His goodness and his mercy
Have followed ev'ry one;
Each grief has been the token
Of blessing near at hand;
And strife with sin and error
Make sure the promised land.
Glory and laud, and honor!
O swell the holy strains!
the woods and trees are vocal,
On mountain, hill and plain;
O praise him, praise him,
praise him in glad acclaim!
O praise him, praise him,
Praise him in glad acclaim!

3 Awake and hail the gladness
This day to beauty wed!
Join nature's minstrel chorus,
By youthful voices led;
Hush ev'ry note of discord,
No tears must flow today;
The golden rays of summer
Have sent cold storms away.
Glory, and laud, and honor!
In loud hosannas sing!
While earth and sky are vocal,
Let ev'ry mortal sing:
O praise him, praise him,
Praise him of kings the King!
O praise him, praise him.
Praise him of kings the King!

Source: Bright Melodies: for the Sunday school and young people's societies embracing praise hymns, work songs, invitation songs, primary songs, etc., etc. #146

Author: F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

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First Line: Awake the songs of gladness
Author: F. G. Burroughs
Refrain First Line: Glory, laud and honor



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