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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Happy Be

Representative Text

1 Happy be devoted teachers, giving us a future bright
Happy be devoted teachers, giving us a future bright.

2 Happy be our health care workers, caring for us day and night
Happy be our health care workers, caring for us day and night.

3 Happy be our good employers, making opportunities
Happy be our good employers, making opportunities.

4 Happy be to all our workers, sharing their best energies
Happy be to all our workers, sharing their best energies.

5 Happy be our struggling artists, drawing out our beauty
Happy be our struggling artists, drawing out our beauty.

6 Happy those who work for peace, voicing our humanity
Happy those who work for peace, voicing our humanity.

7 Happy those who care for children, giving us our destiny
Happy those who care for children, giving us our destiny.

8 Happy those who pay their taxes, funding our society
Happy those who pay their taxes, funding our society.

9 Happy be police and fire, saving us when things go wrong
Happy be police and fire, saving us when things go wrong.

10 Happy be the buyers, sellers, helping keep our engine strong
Happy be the buyers, sellers, helping keep our engine strong.

11 Happy those who work in science, guiding us as we progress
Happy those who work in science, guiding us as we progress.

12 Happy be to all our people, all deserving happiness
Happy be to all our people, all deserving happiness.


Source: Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #34

Author: Secretary Michael

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Text Information

First Line: Happy be devoted teachers
Title: Happy Be
Author: Secretary Michael
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Notes: (traditional hymn: "Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus")
Copyright: Public Domain

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Secular Hymnal #34

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