Sing a song of cheer today

Set a glad song ringing

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [Set a glad song ringing]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Set a glad song ringing,
Drive the gloom away;
Bring to those about us
Hope and cheer today;
Sing about the beauty,
Scattered far and wide,
From the hand of God above,
On ev’ry side.

Sing of joy,—be no longer sad;
Sing of goo,—think not of the bad;
Sing of pace, God-given,
Sing of hope and heaven;
Be our song the song that makes
The whole world glad.

2 Sing to help the comrade
Weary in the way,
Lift away his burden
By a song today;
All life’s loads are lightened
By hope’s glad refrain,
So let’s sing, as best we may,
A blithe, sweet strain. [Refrain]

3 Sing of God who loves us,
Wayward tho’ we be;
Sing about his blessings,
Scattered far and free;
Lo! while we are singing,
Storm clouds break apart,
And the sunlight streams anew
In ev’ry heart! [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #15

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Set a glad song ringing
Title: Sing a song of cheer today
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: Sing fo joy, be no longer sad
Copyright: Public Domain



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Selected Sunday School Songs #d157

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Sunday School Voices #15

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