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Come before Jehovah with a joyful song

Come before Jehovah with a joyful song

Author: Nellie Richmond Eberhardt
Tune: [Come before Jehovah with a joyful song]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. Come before Jehovah with a joyful song,
Give praise, give praise!
Lift your voice in gladness, sweet and clear and strong,
Your anthem raise.
Cast your burden from you—all your load of sin;
Know God’s love around you and His peace within;
Come before Jehovah with a joyful song,
Give praise, give praise.

2. Feel you not the gladness in this world of ours?
’Tis here, ’tis here!
See you not the beauty of the blooming flow’rs,
The changing year?
God His gifts has bountifully round you spread,
You have but to take them; mourner, lift your head;
Feel you not the gladness in this world of ours?
’Tis here, ’tis here!

3. Chant no wail of sorrow, leave the minor key;
Be glad, be glad!
Sing God’s grace and goodness, let your spirit be
In brightness clad.
And your song shall echo down the troubled years,
Easing someone’s heartache, drying someone’s tears;
Chant no wail of sorrow, leave the minor key;
Be glad, be glad!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1811

Author: Nellie Richmond Eberhardt

Nelle Richmond Eberhart (August 28, 1871 – November 15, 1944) was an American librettist, poet, and teacher. Eberhart was born Ellen Loretta McCurdy in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of John Thomas and Cora Amelia Newton McCurdy. Her mother remarried, and at an early age Nelle, as she was known, took her stepfather's surname, Richmond. She was raised in Nebraska, where she taught school as a young woman. Beginning in 1902, Eberhart collaborated with Charles Wakefield Cadman on many operas and art songs, including "Four American Indian Songs Op. 45" (which included "From the Land of Sky-Blue Water"), and "Shanewis" (1918), which made Eberhart the first woman librettist to have her work performed at the Metropolitan Opera. Later, she wro… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come before Jehovah with a joyful song
Author: Nellie Richmond Eberhardt
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1811
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)



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