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Joyful be the hours today

Joyful be the hours today

Author: Thomas Kelly
Tune: JOY (Florio)
Published in 44 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Joyful be the hours today;
Joyful let the seasons be;
Let us sing, for well we may;
Jesus! we will sing of Thee.

2 Should Thy people silent be,
Then the very stones would sing;
What a debt we owe to Thee,
Thee our Saviour, Thee our King!

3 Joyful are we now to own,
Rapture thrills us as we trace
All the deeds Thy love hath done,
All the riches of Thy grace.

4 ‘Tis Thy grace alone can save;
Every blessing comes from Thee—
All we have, and hope to have,
All we are, and hope to be.

5 Thine the Name to sinners dear!
Thine the Name all names before!
Blessed here and everywhere;
Blessed now and evermore!

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #184

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Joyful be the hours today
Author: Thomas Kelly

Timeline

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Instances (1 - 44 of 44)
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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #306

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d471

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Gloria Deo #184

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d57

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #982

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Hymns of Christian Endeavor #70a

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Laudes Domini #412

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #519

School and College Hymnal #d70

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School and College Hymnal #161

Schools Lyrics #d113

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Songs for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #139a

Songs for the New Life #d334

Songs for the Sabbath School #d12

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad569

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Songs for the Sanctuary #59

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Songs for the Sanctuary #59

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Songs for the Sanctuary #59

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #59

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #59

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Songs for the Service of Prayer #238

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Songs of the Church #526

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #497

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #207.497

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The Baptist Hymn Book #497

The Book of Praise #d400

The Book of Worship #d269

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #375

The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d335

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d466

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The Church Praise Book #420

The Church-Book #d223

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1100

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The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #45

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The New Laudes Domini #434

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The Public School Hymnal #34

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The Reformed Church Hymnal #399

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #162d

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d536

Winning Voices Combined #d85

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Worship in Song #21

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