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In Everything Give Thanks

Representative Text

1 Give thanks in the night of thy sorrow,
Rejoice in thy portion of pain,
There dawneth a brighter tomorrow,
Thy loss shall bring infinite gain,

Chorus:
Give thanks unto God and be joyful,
Whatever may daily befall,
Rejoice in the Lord, thy Redeemer,
Who ruleth supreme over all.

2 Rejoice in a finished salvation,
A covenant ordered and sure,
Oh! dread not the hour of temptation,
For "blessed are they that endure." [Chorus]

3 In all the fair days of clear shining
Look up to the source of thy light;
When comforts and hopes are declining,
Rejoice in the strength of his might. [Chorus]

4 No evil can ever betide us,
If God be our help and our shield,
The Love that redeemed us, will guide us,
And mercy shall still be revealed. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #117

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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: Give thanks in the night of thy sorrow
Title: In Everything Give Thanks
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Give thanks unto God and be joyful

Timeline

Instances

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Page Scan

Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #15

TextPage Scan

Crowning Glory No. 1 #117

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d85

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