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Keep the Music Ringing

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1 Keep the music ringing,
In the trusting heart,
Close to Jesus clinging,
Praise will ne'er depart;
Chiming with life's story,
Silver tones of peace,
To our Saviour's glory,
Let them never cease.

Keep the music ringing all the way;
Serve the Lord with gladness ev'ry day;
Keep the music ringing,
Keep the music ringing,
Keep the music ringing all the way.

2 Keep the music ringing,
Let the joy notes flow
Like a fountain springing,
Lit with heav'nly glow;
Sing his love constraining,
As you pass along,
Till his knowledge gaining
Others learn your song. [Chorus]

3 Keep the music ringing,
Let it gladness bear,
Consolation bringing
In a world of care;
Sing of help availing
In the thickest fight,
Sing of grace unfailing
In the darkest night. [Chorus]

4 Keep the music ringing,
In the house of God,
Worship him with singing,
Tell his love abroad!
In his holy dwelling,
In the courts above,
O what strains are swelling;
Raptured hymns of love. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for use in Sunday Schools and praise services #70

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Keep the music ringing
Title: Keep the Music Ringing
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 16 of 16)

Carmina Sacra #d103

Glory Songs #40

Hymns of Grace and Glory #d106

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Joy and Praise #27

Joyful Songs of Salvation #d47

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Light and Life Songs #110

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Songs of Praise and Salvation #30

Songs of Redemption #d131

Spirit of Praise #d60

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The Best of All #30

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #146

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The King of Kings #40

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The Voice of Praise #70

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #70

Vision of Victory #9

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Waves of Glory #36

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