It is very good to be

Author: Nancy Byrd Turner, 1880-

Turner, Nancy Byrd. Born in Boydton, Virginia, July 29, 1880, daughter of Byrd Thornton Turner and Nancy Addison (Harrison) Turner. Composed her first verse at three. First published verse at age of 8--a romantic ballad, "Ruth in the Dentist's Chair" (he fell in love). Her father was an Episcopal minister; they lived in about a dozen small towns or rural communities during her childhood. In 1916, she went to Boston and joined the staff of Youth's Companion. She wrote under many pen names, and published in several magazines. She won numerous awards, including the "Golden Rose" of the New England Poetry Society and the Lyric Associates award of 1951. --Letter from Turner Rose to Jean Woodward Steele, Westminster Press, 1 February 1974, DNA… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: It is very good to be
Author: Nancy Byrd Turner, 1880-
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1935
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1935.

Tune

DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAA

DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAA is an anonymous Danish tune said to be the work of an old man unversed in music composition (around 1840). The tune was first published in Andreas Berggren's Melodier til den af Roeskildes Praesteconvent udgivne Psalmebog (1853). A charming tune, DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAA i…

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The Beacon Song and Service book #295
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