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Sing it away

If you are troubled, or worried, or sad

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [If you are troubled, or worried, or sad]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 If you are troubled, or worried, or sad,
Sing it away, sing it way;
Sing of the Savior until you are glad,
Sing it away, sing it way.

Sing, sing away, tho’ life’s burdens oppress!
Sing, sing away, never yield to distress!
Jesus will help you if true you will stay,
Sing it, sing it, sing it away.

2 If you are tempted to wander in sin,
Sing it away, sing it way;
If there is shadow without or within,
Sing it away, sing it way. [Refrain]

3 Is there an obstacle blocking the path?
Sing it away, sing it way;
Be not discouraged, and yield not to wrath,
Sing it away, sing it way. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #15

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If you are troubled, or worried, or sad
Title: Sing it away
Author: James Rowe
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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