Happy is the man that giveth

Happy is the man that giveth

Author: Fannie E. Davison
Tune: [Happy is the man that giveth]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Happy is the man that giveth,
Freely to his fellow men;
Unto him the Lord of heaven,
Many fold shall give again.

Refrain:
Freely giving,
Out of all thine earthly store.
Freely giving, blest in living,
Shalt thou be for evermore.

2 Sow the seed of holy living,
All thy journey’s toilsome length;
So to others coming after,
Thou shalt give thy greater strength. [Refrain]

3 So the wilderness shall blossom
Into beauty, fair and sweet;
And the way of life grow smoother,
To the weary pilgrim feet. [Refrain]

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #164

Author: Fannie E. Davison

Born: 1851, Cuy­a­ho­ga Falls, Ohio. Died: March 10, 1887, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Buried: Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fannie’s fa­ther was killed when she was 10 years old; af­ter her mo­ther’s re­mar­ri­age to ho­tel­i­er Hen­ry War­ner, the fam­i­ly moved to Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fan­nie mar­ried court re­port­er Asa Lee Da­vis­on and they moved to Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, then Ma­di­son, Wis­con­sin. Sev­er­al of her songs ap­peared in pub­li­ca­tions from the Fill­more Bro­thers of Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, in­clud­ing Songs of Gra­ti­tude (1877), Joy and Glad­ness (1880) and The Voice of Joy (1882). Lyrics-- Last Words, The Purer in Heart, O God --hymntime.com/tch/bi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Happy is the man that giveth
Author: Fannie E. Davison
Refrain First Line: Freely giving, out of all

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Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #164

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