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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Life has loveliness to sell

Representative Text

1 Life has loveliness to sell,
All beautiful and splendid things,
Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
Soaring fire that sways and sings,
And children's faces looking up,
Holding wonder like a cup.

2 Life has loveliness to sell,
Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And for your spirit's still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.

3 Spend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace
Count many a year of strive well lost,
And for a breath of ecstasy
Give all you have been or could be.

Source: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #56

Author: Sara Teasdale

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Text Information

First Line: Life has loveliness to sell
Author: Sara Teasdale

Tune

HALLETT


ARFON (Major)

ARFON is originally a six-phrase Welsh folk tune in minor tonality entitled 'Tros y Garreg." Named for a district on the mainland of northern Wales opposite Mon and Anglesey, the tune was published in Edward Jones's Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784). In the later nineteenth century ARFON was associa…

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Timeline

Instances

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The Beacon Song and Service book #100

Text

The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #56

The New Hymnal for American Youth #227

The New Hymnal for American Youth #227

We Sing of Life #d44

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