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Everything gives, in its own happy way

Everything gives, in its own happy way

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Ev'rything gives, in its own happy way]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Ev’rything gives, in its own happy way,
Something to bless or to cheer;
Birds in the trees, and the flowers so gay,
Taught by the Father so dear.

Give, give, gladly we’ll give!
Give, give, gladly we’ll give!
We live in giving,
We give in living,
We’ll give, gladly give!

2 Ev’rything gives, be it ever so small,
Fragrance, or beauty, or song;
Never in selfishness keeping it all,
Passing the good right along. [Refrain]

3 Ev’rything gives of the best that it can,
Streamlet and green waving tree;
This is a part of God’s wonderful plan,
Sharing with love full and free. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #67

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: Everything gives, in its own happy way
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Give, give, gladly we'll give