Good Cheer

Joy there is in every sorrow

Author: Margarette W. Snodgrass
Tune: [Joy there is in every sorrow]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Joy there is in ev’ry sorrow,
Courage for the hearts that faint;
Let us, then, along the pathway,
Murmur not, nor make complaint;
Plans of God are sure unfolding,
Tho’ we may not understand,
Let us be like little children,
Clinging to our Father’s hand.

2 If the way had been less thorny,
Or beset with fewer snares,
We might then have been less watchful,
Less in earnest in our pray’rs;
Lost the rest that follows labor,
Joy that comes with quick’ning life;
Missed the victor’s song of triumph
That succeeds the battle’s strife.

3 Faith will lighten any darkness,
Love will soothe in ev’ry pain;
Let us catch the gleams of brightness,
Tho’ they shine thro’ drops of rain;
By and by the clouds will vanish,
Each in its appointed time;
Glorious are the heights above us,
Daily upward let us climb.


Source: Good Will: A collection of New Music for Sabbath Schools and Gospel Meetings (Enlarged) #52

Author: Margarette W. Snodgrass

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First Line: Joy there is in every sorrow
Title: Good Cheer
Author: Margarette W. Snodgrass
Copyright: Public Domain

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