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How Blest and How Joyous

How blest and how joyous will be the glad day

Author: M. C. Kurfees
Tune: [How blest and joyous will be the glad day]
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How blest and how joyous will be the glad day,
When heart beats to heart in the work of the Lord;
When Christians united shall swell the grand lay,
Divisions all ended, triumphant His word!

O shout the glad word, O hasten the day,
When all of God’s people are one;
O shout the glad word, O hasten the day,
When all of God’s people are one;

2 The prayer of our Savior impels us move on;
Its words are still sounding the call of our king;
And Paul, in devotion, doth echo the song,
I beg you, my brethren, to speak the same thing. [Refrain]

3 Be faithful and true till the warfare is o’er,
Till factions are foiled and the vict’ry is won;
And millions of voices shall blend on the shore,
To welcome us enter our Father’s glad home. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12154

Author: M. C. Kurfees

Rv Marshall Clement Kurfees 1856-1931. Born near Mocksville, NC, The son of Methodist parents, while young he labored on the family farm. He sought the Lord in his mid-teens and joined the Methodist church and read the New Testament, learning of the plan of salvation. He decided to become a minister. He worked his way through college and attended Transylvania College and the College of the Bible, graduating in 1881. He began preaching in 1882, and also began teaching in KY public schools. For awhile he taught school, preached, and attended college simultaneously. In 1887 he married Sallie E Eddy. They had no children. He also began evangelizing in KY, IL, and NC. In the process of evangelizing and baptizing hundreds of people he s… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How blest and how joyous will be the glad day
Title: How Blest and How Joyous
Author: M. C. Kurfees
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O shout the glad word, O hasten the day
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12154
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The Cyber Hymnal #12154

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