Joyfully Swell the Strain

Joyfully, joyfully, swell the strain

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Joyfully, joyfully swell the strain]
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1 Joyfully, joyfully swell the strain
Echoing sweetly o’er hill and plain,
Streamlets are flowing, the sunbeams bright
Flood earth and sky with their golden light.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Jesus lives
He lives no more to die!

2 Cheerily, cheerily wake and sing,
Hark to the message the joybells bring,
Jesus has risen no more to die,
With Him in glory we’ll reign on high. [Refrain]

3 Jubilant voices of Easter morn,
Tell the sad world of a hope new born,
Light from the tomb shines across our way,
Life is the guerdon Christ gives today. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #173

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. 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 >

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First Line: Joyfully, joyfully, swell the strain
Title: Joyfully Swell the Strain
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah! Hallelujah
Copyright: Public Domain


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