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Could We Refuse

Could we refuse a song of praise

Author: Grace H. Horr
Tune: [Could we refuse a song of praise]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Could we refuse a song of praise,
This Easter morn to sing?
Should we refuse, the very stones
A song of praise would ring.
The earth has broken winter’s thrall,
The birds begin to sing;
The trees put forth their tender shoots,
And thus their praises bring;
The very air is pulsing, too,
With music all around;
The flowers look from grassy nooks
As wakened by the sound.

2 The sun rolls higher on his path,
Rejoicing in his ways;
The streams have burst their icy bonds
To join the song of praise.
For O, one far off Easter morn,
Christ cleft the realms of night;
He gained the victor’s glorious crown,
And gave us life and light;
He broke the bonds of death and hell,
The world has suffered long,
And gave us themes of life and love,
For each new Easter song.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9790

Author: Grace H. Horr

19th Century A Grace H. Horr (1829-1894) is buried in Highland Cemetery, Athol, Massachusetts. Her husband's obituary called her "a brilliant poetess and writer." It seems likely that this is the hymn writer, but corroboration is needed. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Could we refuse a song of praise
Title: Could We Refuse
Author: Grace H. Horr
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9790
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #9790

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