Out of Sadness Into Gladness

Out of sadness into gladness

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [Out of sadness into gladness]
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Out of sadness into gladness,
Saviour, Thou hast bidden me;
Into blessing, all possessing,
Out of self and into Thee.

Out of self and into Thee!
Lord, Thy wondrous love I see;
Let me daily farther flee,
Out of self and into Thee.

2 Out of terror, out of error,
Out of all that darkness brings,
Into union and communion
With the holy King of kings. [Refrain]

3 Out of seeming, out of dreaming,
Out of earth’s uncertainty,
Into sureness and secureness—
Out of self and into Thee. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #204

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Out of sadness into gladness
Title: Out of Sadness Into Gladness
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Out of self and into Thee
Copyright: Public Domain



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