Keep the Glad Song Ringing in Your Heart

Gather up the sunbeams all along life's way

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [Gather up the sunbeams all along life's way]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Gather up the sunbeams all along life’s way;
Bid the clouds and shadows all depart;
Make a bit of heaven out of ev’ry day—
Keep a glad song ringing in your heart!

Refrain:
Keep a glad song ringing, ever keep it ringing,
Till the gloomy shadows all depart;
Fill the hours with singing, keep a glad song ringing,
Keep it ever ringing in your heart.

2 Share the joys of living with a comrade worn
With his toiling in the busy mart;
Carry rays of sunlight into lives forlorn—
Keep a glad song ringing in your heart. [Refrain]

3 If you lose the pathway to life’s sunny height,
Take new courage for another start;
If the Father leads you it will all come right—
Keep a glad song ringing in your heart. [Refrain]


Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #36

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gather up the sunbeams all along life's way
Title: Keep the Glad Song Ringing in Your Heart
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: Keep a glad song ringing

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