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Joy's sunshine everywhere

Cheerily, cheerily swell the glad song

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Cheerily, cheerily swell the glad song]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Cheerily, cheerily, swell the glad song,
Joy’s golden sunshine doth glow;
Streamlets are rippling o’er meadow and vale,
Telling God’s love as they flow.

Merrily sing, cheerily sing,
Gladness and joy everywhere;
Sunshine and love, gifts from above,
Make the whole world bright and fair.

2 Merrily, merrily, let the notes ring,
Nature is smiling and gay;
Bring the red roses, the queen of all flow’rs,
Low on His altars to lay. [Refrain]

3 Cheerily, cheerily, swell the glad song,
Scatter the sunshine of love,
Ever reflecting the life-giving rays
Sent from the Father above. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #220

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Cheerily, cheerily swell the glad song
Title: Joy's sunshine everywhere
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Merrily sing
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #220

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