1 Full of joy and gladness shall our praises be,
Rising ever upward, Savior, unto Thee.
While Thy name we worship, kindly bend Thine ears;
And our glad thanksgiving grant, O Lord, to hear.
Happy hallelujahs we shall sing for joy,
Praises pure and perfect shall our tongues employ;
For Thy glory only, Jesus, we will sing,
We will praise and worship Thee, our Lord and King.
2 There’s no sweeter pleasure than Thy praise to sing,
There’s no truer worship than of Thee, our King.
May our hearts and voices blend in harmony,
May the praise be perfect that we offer Thee. [Refrain]
3 Thou art great and holy—still Thy name is love,
And Thou carest for us in Thy home above.
Heav’nly hosts adore Thee, still Thou lov’st to hear
Songs of joy and gladness from Thy children dear. [Refrain]
Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married.
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Display Title: Full of Joy and GladnessFirst Line: Full of joy and gladness shall our praises beTune Title: [Full of joy and gladness shall our praises be]Author: Ada BlenkhornScripture: Isaiah 65:14Date: 1899Subject: Thanksgiving and Harvest Home |