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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)

O the beautiful old story

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Alcott, Louisa May, b. Nov. 29, 1833, d. at Concord, March 5, 1888. She published Little Men, Little Women, &c, and also wrote a few hymns for children. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: O the beautiful old story
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

BEECHER

John Zundel's BEECHER (named after Henry Ward Beecher, his pastor) was first published in his Christian Heart Songs (1870) as a setting for Charles Wesley's "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" (568). The tune is also known as ZUNDEL. Approximating the shape of a rounded bar form (AA'BA'), BEECHER is…

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A Book of Song and Service #175

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Services for Congregational Worship #532

The Carol #d142

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d328

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