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.

Chorus:
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

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10810
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 35 of 35)

Bells of Heaven #d156

Billows of Praise #d83

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Calvary Hymns #122

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Carols of Joy #146

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Cornelius' Gospel Songs #22

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Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 3 #49

Glad Tidings #d48

Glory Gleams #d83

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Good Tidings #B38

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d192

Gospel Rays #d93

Home Gospel Songs #d80

Home Gospel Songs No. 2 #d61

Living Songs for the Sunday School, the Epworth League, Prayer Meetings, Revivals #d62

Living Songs for the Sunday School, the Epworth League, Prayer Meetings, Revivals ... #d62

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New Life No. 2 #86

Our Favorite Hymnal #d121

Popular Hymns No. 3 #d69

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Popular Hymns Number 2 #196

Primitive Baptist Hymnal #d123

Sing His Praise #d80

Songland Melodies ... a New Song Book for Revivals #d35

Songs of Promise #d43

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Songs of the Cross #122

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Special Songs #85

Spirit and Life #d66

The Complete Church Hymnal #d107

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #10810

The Eureka Song Climax #d42

The Old School Hymnal No. 7. Rev. #d112

The Revival Harp No. 2 #d33

Times of Refreshing #d76

Times of Refreshing #d77

Times of Refreshing #d90

Work and Worship #d48

Exclude 34 pre-1979 instances
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