Songs of Gladness

Songs of gladness, never sadness

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: [Songs of gladness, never sadness]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Representative Text

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

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
Title: Songs of Gladness
Author: Horatius Bonar
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sweetest music ever swelling
Copyright: Public Domain



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