Only a Song

Only a song for the Master, Sweetly and fervently giv'n

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [Only a song for the Master] (Bilhorn)
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Only a song for the Master,
Sweetly and fervently giv’n,
And One who in darkness had wandered,
Returned to the Saviour and heav’n.

Only a song, only a song,
Truly and tenderly giv’n,
To those who are fainting and weary,
‘Twill lead them to Jesus in heav’n.

2 Only a song for the Master,
A heart from its sorrow beguiled,
Forgot for a moment its burden,
Looked up thro’ its weeping and smiled. [Refrain]

3 Only a song for the Master,
And eyes that were closing in death,
Shone bright with a heavenly glory,
Grew fainter and fainter each breath. [Refrain]

4 Only a song for the Master,
The lips of the singer are dumb,
They’re singing a song for the Master,
Where sorrow and death can not come. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #5

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Only a song for the Master, Sweetly and fervently giv'n
Title: Only a Song
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Only a song, only a song
Copyright: Public Domain



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