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I Was Glad

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go to the house of the Lord (Burroughs)

Author: F. G. Burroughs
Tune: [I was glad when they said unto me] (Lowry)
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I was glad when they said unto me,
Let us go to the house of the Lord,
For my heart was so thirsty for Thee,
And so hungry to feed on Thy word.

I was glad, I was glad,
Glad to go to the house of the Lord;
I was glad, I was glad,
To be fed on His life-giving word.

2 I was glad when I entered thy gates,
O Jerusalem, city of God;
Here the promise of Israel waits,
In the courts where the fathers have trod. [Refrain]

3 I will pray for thy peace, blessed home,
And that plenty within thee be found;
For to thee in my hunger I come,
Where the grace of my God doth abound. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #50

Author: F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go to the house of the Lord (Burroughs)
Title: I Was Glad
Author: F. G. Burroughs
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I was glad, I was glad
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Joyful Lays #50

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Our Song Book #30

Precious Jewels of Sacred Song #d98

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Select Gems #21

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Sunny-Side Songs for Sunday Schools #88

The Complete Church Hymnal #d121

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