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Try, try again

Here's a lesson we should heed, try try again

Author: H. R. Palmer
Tune: [Here's a lesson we should heed]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Here’s a lesson we should heed,
Try, try again;
If at first we don’t succeed,
Try, try again.
Hope and courage now appear,
Help us, Lord, we’ll persevere
Till we learn it; never fear,
Try, try again.

2 If we once or twice should fail,
Try, try again;
For we can, we must prevail,
Try, try again .
If we strive ‘tis no disgrace,
If we run we’ll win the race;
This we’ll do in every case,
Try, try again.

3 If we find our task is hard,
Try, try again;
Time will bring us our reward,
Try, try again.
All that others learn to do,
Why, with patience, can’t we, too,
If we keep this rule in view,
Try, try again.

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #358

Author: H. R. Palmer

Palmer, Horatio Richmond, MUS. DOC, was born April 26, 1834. He is the author of several works on the theory of music; and the editor of some musical editions of hymnbooks. To the latter he contributed numerous tunes, some of which have attained to great popularity, and 5 of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, London, 1881. His publications include Songs of Love for the Bible School; and Book of Anthems, the combined sale of which has exceeded one million copies. As a hymnwriter he is known by his "Yield not to temptation," which was written in 1868, and published in the National Sunday School Teachers' Magazine, from which it passed, with music by the author, into his Songs of Love, &c, 1874, and other collections. In A… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Here's a lesson we should heed, try try again
Title: Try, try again
Author: H. R. Palmer
Refrain First Line: Try, try again



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Children's Praise and Worship #d56

Junior Hymns #d37

Songs for the Little Ones at Home #d66

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Songs of Grace and Glory #358

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