Break Forth in Joyous Song

Author: Marilyn Biery

Marilyn Biery earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in organ performance from Northwestern University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ music from the University of Minnesota. She has served as music director at churches in Connecticut, Minnesota, and Michigan. She has written hymn texts as well as premiered many new compositions. She is married to James Biery and lives in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan Dianne Shapiro, from ECS Publishing Group website ( (accessed Sept. 3, 2022) Go to person page >

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First Line: Break Forth in Joyous Song
Author: Marilyn Biery
Meter: S M (66 86) with Refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!
Copyright: 2006 © Birnamwood Publications (ASCAP), a division of MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.


MARION (Messiter)

Arthur H. Messiter (b. Frome, Somersetshire, England, 1834; d. New York, NY, 1916) composed MARION for this text in 1883 and named it after his wife [sic. mother]. The tune was published in the Hymnal with Music as Used in Trinity Church (1893), a hymnal compiled by Messiter during his long term of…

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