Shall we oppressed with sadness

Shall we oppressed with sadness

Tune: [Shall we oppressed with sadness]
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1 Shall we oppress'd with sadness,
Strike melancholy's string?
O no, we'll tune to gladness,
And merrily, merrily sing,--We'll sing.
Bright valleys crown'd with flowers,
Gay birds on soaring wing,
Incite our tuneful powers,
Then cheerily, cheerily sing,
We'll sing.

2 In sweet harmonious measures
We'll praise creation's King;
The author of our pleasures,
Will gratefully, gratefully sing,--We'll sing.
Although some grief may wound us
With agonizing sting,
Yet blessings still surround us,
Then joyfully, joyfully sing,
We'll sing.

3 The God of consolation
Relief will quickly bring;
He promises salvation,
So hopefully, hopefully sing,--We'll sing.
We hope to meet in heav'n,
Where praises ceaseless ring,
When we shall be forgiven,
And gloriously, gloriously sing,
We'll sing.

Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #60

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First Line: Shall we oppressed with sadness
Copyright: Public Domain

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Linden Harp #d129

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Linden Harp #60

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The Public School Singing Book #42

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