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The Songs of the Kingdom

Joyously sing, joyously sing, Sing the glad songs of the kingdom

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [Joyously sing, joyously sing]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Joyously sing, joyously sing,
Sing the glad songs of the kingdom;
Earnestly sing, heartily sing,
Sing the glad songs of the kingdom.

We’re singing the songs of the kingdom,
The beautiful kingdom of heav’n;
The songs of his wonderful kingdom,
And pray that our sins be forgiv’n.

2 Tenderly sing, tenderly sing,
Sing the glad songs of the kingdom;
Jesus hath died, scourged, crucified,
Sing the glad songs of the kingdom. [Refrain]

3 Hopefully sing, risen the King,
Joyous your song of the kingdom;
Banished all gloom, hence from the tomb,
Sing the blest songs of the kingdom. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #151

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Joyously sing, joyously sing, Sing the glad songs of the kingdom
Title: The Songs of the Kingdom
Author: Laura E. Newell
Refrain First Line: We’re singing the songs of the kingdom
Publication Date: 1893
Copyright: Public Domain


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Pearls of Praise #151

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