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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)

Once more with joy and gladness

Once more with joy and gladness

Author: Mrs. R. N. Turner
Tune: [Once more with joy and gladness]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Once more with joy and gladness
Our grateful songs we sing!
These happy hours we welcome,
With all the joy they bring;
Dear mem’ries sweetly linger
Of other times and days,
And ev’ry word of greeting
Some tender thought conveys.

Refrain:
We come, we come,
Once more we gladly meet,
We come, we come,
Our joyful songs repeat;
We come, we come,
With heart, and soul, and voice,
To sing the praise of Christ our King,
To worship and rejoice.

2 The loving Friend above us
Our ways hath gently led,
And with his smile upon us
The golden year hath sped;
To him who thus so kindly
Hath helped us ev’ry day,
We offer our devotion,
And grateful homage pay. [Refrain]

3 Still lead us, heavenly Father,
And fill us with thy love,
Till we at last shall gather
In thy blest home above;
And now, with glad rejoicing,
The songs we love we’ll sing,
And happy notes of greeting
Shall with its echo ring. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #126

Author: Mrs. R. N. Turner

Fronie Bell Turner, married to Rev. R. N. Turner, pastor in the Protestant Episcopal Church. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Once more with joy and gladness
Author: Mrs. R. N. Turner
Refrain First Line: We come, we come, once more we gladly meet

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Sacred Trio #434

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Showers of Blessing #126

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The Emory Hymnal #126

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The Sacred Trio #434

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