Let Every Heart Rejoice

Let every heart rejoice and sing, Let choral anthems rise

Author: Henry Stevenson Washburn
Published in 91 hymnals

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1 Let ev'ry heart rejoice and sing,
Let choral anthems rise;
Let old and young together bring
To God their sacrifice.

For He is good; the Lord is good,
And kind are all His ways;
With songs and honours sounding loud,
The Lord Jehovah praise.
While the rocks and the rills, while the vales and the hills,
A glorious anthem raise,
Let all prolong their grateful song,
And the God of our fathers praise.

2 He bids the sun to rise and set;
In heaven His power is known;
And earth subdued to Him shall yet
Bow low before His throne. [Chorus]


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #131

Author: Henry Stevenson Washburn

Washburn, Henry S., was born at Providence, Rhode Island, June 10, 1813; spent his boyhood at Kingston, Massachusetts, and was educated at Worcester and Brown University. Subsequently he was a manufacturer at Worcester and Boston. Since 1875 he has been the President of the Union Mutual Life Insurance Co. Mr. Washburn has held some prominent posts, and has been active in public matters. He has written various hymns and songs, the best known of which is:— Let every heart rejoice and sing . National Hymn. This "was written for a celebration in Faneuil Hall, Boston, July 4, 1842, and sung by the Sunday School Children of the city." It was set to music by Garcia, and often subsequently used at home and abroad. The author altered it for The… Go to person page >

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First Line: Let every heart rejoice and sing, Let choral anthems rise
Title: Let Every Heart Rejoice
Author: Henry Stevenson Washburn
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Blessed Refuge #118

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #49

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #388

Songs for Worship and Praise #4


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