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Let us be joyful, we that are Christian

Representative Text

1 Let us be joyful, we that are Christian,
Lift heart and voice in jubilant song;
So many reasons have we for gladness,
We should be singing all the day long.

Let us rejoice with jubilant singing
Over the treasures revealed in His Word,
sing of the love of Christ who redeemed us,
Singing with grace in our hearts to the Lord.

2 Once we were aliens, now we are children,
Once, groping blindly, now we can see;
"All we like sheep" were helplessly straying,
Now in the fold of the Shepherd are we. [Chorus]

3 Wondrous the girts and bounteous the blessings
Which we as heirs of grace have received;
Life more abundant, peace like a river,
Love passing knowledge, since we believed. [Chorus]

4 Let us be joyful, singing together
Hymns of thanksgiving, anthems of praise;
With songs of rapture, psalms of devotion,
Ringing hosannas, filling our days. [Chorus]

Source: Reformed Press Hymnal: an all around hymn book which will meet the requirements of every meeting where Christians gather for praise #6

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Let us be joyful, we that are Christian
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let us rejoice with jubilant singing
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Church Service Hymns #d186


Reformed Press Hymnal #6

Triumphant Service Songs #6

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