Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

Songs of gladness, never sadness

Songs of gladness, never sadness

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: [Songs of gladness, never sadness]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Songs of gladness, never sadness
Sing the ransomed ones of heaven;
Anthems swelling ever telling
Of the joy of souls forgiv’n.

Refrain:
Sweetest music ever swelling
Thro’ the courts of heav’n above;
Ever singing, ever saying,
“God is Life, and God is Love!”

2 Ever sunshine, never shadow,
Calm, mild, clear celestial day;
Ever summer in its brightness,
Never winter or decay. [Refrain]

3 Ever gazing, loving, praising,
With the angel hosts above;
One eternal “Hallelujah!”
One eternal song of love. [Refrain]

4 Never sighing, never sinning;
No distrust, nor doubt, nor fears;
Thro’ the long unending ages,
Thro’ the long eternal years. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Hymns No. 5 #37

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Songs of gladness, never sadness
Author: Horatius Bonar
Refrain First Line: Sweetest music ever swelling

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10458
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #10458TextScoreAudio
Include 3 pre-1979 instances



Advertisements