Cheer up weary heart, with joy

Cheer up weary heart, with joy

Author: W. T. Giffe
Tune: THEY SHALL SHINE AS THE SUN
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Cheer up, weary heart, with joy you may run
The race that before you appears;
Of the righteous 'tis said, They shall shine as the sun
In the realm of eternal years.

Chorus:
They shall shine as the sun,
All they who their Master obey;
They shall shine as the sun,
With Jesus thro' endless day.

2 Stand firm, fainting heart, be brave in the right,
The helmet of faith you should wear;
By the sword of his word and the power of his might,
God will help you the cross to bear. [Chorus]

3 Sweet promise of God! It rings in my ear
Like music I cannot describe;
I may shine as the sun if I only draw near
To the Lamb who on Calv'ry died. [Chorus]


Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1363

Author: W. T. Giffe

Born: June 28, 1848, Port­land, In­di­a­na. Died: Ju­ly 13, 1926, Se­at­tle, Wash­ing­ton. Buried: Mount Hope Cem­e­te­ry, Lo­gans­port, In­di­a­na. Giffe grew up in Coll­ege Cor­ners, In­di­a­na (near Port­land), and served in the Army dur­ing the clos­ing days of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war. Af­ter the war, he at­tend­ed Li­ber Coll­ege, and stu­died law for two years. While in col­lege, he was a mem­ber of the col­lege glee club, and took les­sons in the col­lege sing­ing school. Lat­er, he stu­died with teach­ers such as J. W. Suff­ern, George Root, Lu­ther Em­er­son, Ho­ra­tio Pal­mer, and Hen­ry Perk­ins. Giffe had a fine bar­i­tone voice, and was in de­mand as a con­cert s… Go to person page >

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First Line: Cheer up weary heart, with joy
Author: W. T. Giffe
Refrain First Line: They shall shine as the sun
Copyright: Public Domain

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