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It is a day of gladness, when all our friendly band

It is a day of gladness, when all our friendly band

Author: Claudia F. Hernaman (1881)
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 It is a day of gladness,
When all our friendly band,
Christ’s members, thus together
In Him united stand;
Together lift our voices
To praise Him for His love,
And pray that we may worthy
Of all His mercies prove.

Haste forward, then, haste forward,
Reach to the glorious prize,
The mark of our high calling,
The crown above the skies.

2 In lowliness and meekness
May we from day to day
Still in our Master’s footsteps
Press on our heav’nward way;
O make us, blessed Master,
Pure, e’en as Thou art pure,
And grant as faithful servants
We to the end endure. [Refrain]

3 O joy! within the vineyard
To labor for the Lord;
Joy, on this happy feast-day
To praise with one accord!
Joy of all joys the greatest
To hear Him say, “Well done;
Rest, good and faithful servant,
Thy heav’nly crown is won!” [Refrain]

Source: Williston Hymns #34

Author: Claudia F. Hernaman

Hernaman, Claudia Frances, née Ibotson, daughter of W. H. Ibotson, sometime Vicar of Edwinstowe, Notts, was born at Addlestone, Surrey, Oct. 19, 1838, and married Sept. 1858, to the Rev. J. W. D. Hernaman, one of H. M. Inspectors of Schools. Mrs. Hernaman has composed more than 150 hymns, a great proportion of which are for children, and also some translations from the Latin. Her publications include:— (1) The Child's Book of Praise; A Manual of Devotion in Simple Verse by C. F. H. Edited by the Rev. James Skinner, M.A., &c, 1873 ; (2) The Story of the Resurrection 1879; (3) Christmas Story, 1881; (4) Christmas Carols for Children, 1st series, 1884; 2nd series, 1885; (5) The Way of the Cross, a Metrical Litany, 1885; (6) Hymns for the S… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: It is a day of gladness, when all our friendly band
Author: Claudia F. Hernaman (1881)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Carols Old and Carols New #483

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Hymns and Tunes for Schools #266

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Progressive Sunday School Songs #215

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Songs for Sunday Schools #106

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Songs of the Christian Life #341

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The Children's Hymn Book #339

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The Church Hymnary #487

The Home and School Hymnal #304

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The School Hymnal #248

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #548

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Voices of Praise #308

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Williston Hymns #34

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