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Good Friends, Rejoice, Be Glad and Sing

Good friends, rejoice, be glad and sing!

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1999)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Good friends, rejoice, be glad and sing!
Lift up your hearts, let voices ring!
Christ Jesus has changed everything!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Lines drawn between us, hard and fast,
divisions that we thought would last,
have all been banished to the past!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

No longer blind, we now can see
God has created us to be
one open, loving family.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Praise God, Creator, Spirit, Son,
that, out of many, we are one!
New life in love has now begun!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Source: The Song Lingers On: new hymns for our journey of faith #17

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Good friends, rejoice, be glad and sing!
Title: Good Friends, Rejoice, Be Glad and Sing
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1999)
Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluias
Source: The Song Lingers On


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The Song Lingers On #17

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