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Hear the Happy Voices Ringing

Hear the happy voices ringing

Author: Elsie Duncan Yale
Tune: [Hear the happy voices ringing]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hear the happy voices ringing,
All upraised in joyous song;
Gladsome notes to heav’n are winging,
From the happy childish throng.
Sweet to hear God’s joyous children,
Praising him their heav’nly king;
He will ever keep them sheltered,
’Neath the shadow of His wing.

Ringing, ringing, ringing,
Hear the children’s happy voices ring;
Singing, singing, singing,
Hear the happy children singing,
Ringing, ringing, ringing,
Hear the happy childish throng;
Music sweet is sounding,
On the air resounding,
Listen to the joyous song.

2 Hark! the music sweet is sounding,
On the perfumed summer air;
From the woods and fields resounding,
Nature answers ev’rywhere.
How the bright and happy faces,
Scatter sunshine on the way;
With their winsome, smiling graces,
On this joyous Children’s Day. [Refrain]

3 Flow’rs, their pretty heads are bending,
In the gentle summer breeze;
Gold and crimson softly bending,
With the green and waving trees.
Streams are in the sunlight dancing,
Gliding swiftly on their way;
In their never ceasing motion,
Emblems of eternal day. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #194

Author: Elsie Duncan Yale

Born: Oc­to­ber 21, 1873, Brook­lyn, New York. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 30, 1956, San Ber­nar­di­no Coun­ty, Cal­i­for­nia. Pseudonym: Grace Gor­don. Elsie’s fa­ther was New York Shipp­ing Com­miss­ion­er Charles C. Dun­can.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear the happy voices ringing
Title: Hear the Happy Voices Ringing
Author: Elsie Duncan Yale
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Ringing, ringing, ringing
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


The Cyber Hymnal #10332
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The Cyber Hymnal #10332

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