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Happy are we

Merry the hearts that have gathered today

Author: I. Baltzell
Tune: [Merry the hearts that have gathered today]
Published in 4 hymnals

Full Text

1 Merry the hearts that have gathered to-day;
Happy are we, happy are we;
Cheerily sing we, this beautiful day;
Happy, yes, happy are we.

Merrily, merrily gather we here;
Hearts overflowing with pleasure and cheer;
Let us rejoice in the Savior so dear;
Happy, yes, happy are we.

2 Like the dear birdlings that sing all the day;
Happy are we, happy are we;
Tho' we're but youthful yet each heart can say;
Happy, yes, happy are we. [Chorus]

3 Over the river we'll meet you again;
Happy we'll be, happy we'll be;
Ever with Jesus in heaven to reign;
Happy, yes, happy we'll be. [Chorus]

Source: The Master's Praise: a collection of songs for the Sunday-school #46

Author: I. Baltzell

Baltzell, Isaiah. (near Frederick, Maryland, November 26, 1832--January 16, 1893, Frederick). He was educated in the common schools, and at New Windsor Academy, Carroll County, Maryland. In 1859 he married Cecilia Caroline James at Mountain Jackson, Virginia. Originally a Lutheran, he joined the United Brethren Church in 1847, was licensed to preach by the Virginia Conference in 1854, and ordained in 1856. In 1862 he joined the Pennsylvania Conference. He was presiding elder from 1875 to 1880, and from 1883 to 1889. He was a delegate to three General Conferences, and was a trustee of Otterbein University. In 1873 he was appointed by the General Conference a member of the committee to superintend the publication of Hymns for the Sanctuary. H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Merry the hearts that have gathered today
Title: Happy are we
Author: I. Baltzell
Refrain First Line: Merrily gather we here
Copyright: Public Domain