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I hear a song, a song so sweet

I hear a song, a song so sweet

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [I hear a song, a song so sweet]
Published in 35 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I hear a song, a song so sweet,
I try all vainly to repeat
Its melody and feeling say
I’ll sing it if God wills some day.

Some day, some happy day to be,
My voice will learn its melody,
And I shall sing the song so sweet,
Of rest and Heav’n at Jesus’ feet.

2 Some day my journey will be done,
Earth will be lost and Heaven won;
And when the long rough way is trod
I shall behold the face of God. [Chorus]

3 Some day, I say, content to wait
The opening of the jasper gate,
Come soon or late that day will be
The dawn of endless rest to me. [Chorus]

4 When comes the time for me to go,
The homeward path I may not know,
But in God’s hand my own I’ll lay,
And He will lead me home some day. [Chorus]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10810

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: I hear a song, a song so sweet
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: Some day, some happy day to be



The Cyber Hymnal #10810
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The Cyber Hymnal #10810

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