Songs of Joy and Peace

Never let us sing of sadness

Author: Nettie Dixon Hahn
Tune: [Never let us sing of sadness]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Never let us sing of sadness,
Give us songs of joy and gladness,
Songs of cheer and not the sad,
Songs to make the weary glad.

Sing of love, and life, and peace,
Sing of sure and sweet release;
Sing, oh, sing, but when you sing,
Give us songs of joy and peace.

2 Life is full enough of frowning,
Give us more of Heaven’s crowning,
More of peace and less of pain,
Less of loss and more of gain. [Refrain]

3 Dwell on blessings, not on sorrow,
And more bright may prove the morrow,
And some wrong you hold today,
May have winged itself away. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11725

Author: Nettie Dixon Hahn

Hahn was living in Marion, Iowa, from at least 1892 through 1896. She was still living in Linn County, Iowa, in 1900, but by 1910 she and her husband Frank H. Hahn were in Wapello County, Iowa. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Never let us sing of sadness
Title: Songs of Joy and Peace
Author: Nettie Dixon Hahn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sing of love and life
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11725
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The Cyber Hymnal #11725

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