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Ho, comrades, heavenward faring

Ho, comrades, heavenward faring

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [Ho, comrades, heavenward faring]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Ho, comrades, heav’nward faring,
Let’s sing in cheerful strain
A song to lighten labor
And soothe the heart of pain.
A song of God’s own gladness,
So full of help and cheer
That weary wayside pilgrims
Will gain new strength to hear.

O sing of heav’n, my comrades,
Where all the good abide—
A song of faith that fails not,
No matter what betide!

2 O let us sing, my comrades,
Of blessings by the way—
Life’s many gleams of sunlight
That gilds the sky of gray.
And as we sing about them
The shadows break apart,
And all the world’s in sunshine
Because we’re light of heart. [Refrain]

3 Life holds for most, my comrades,
More happiness than pain.
God gives a day of sunshine
For ev’ry hour of rain.
So, trusting in the wisdom
Of God’s eternal plan,
Let’s make the most of blessings,
And do the best we can. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel No. 2: for use in religious meetings #14

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ho, comrades, heavenward faring
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Publication Date: 1905
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.