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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Songs of praise, songs of praise, Father of life

Songs of praise, songs of praise, Father of life

Author: Mrs. S. K. Bourne
Tune: WADE
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Songs of praise, songs of praise,
Father of life, to Thee!
Praise, praise, now we raise,
For all Thy gifts so free!
Joyfully owning Thy love and Thy power,
Grateful for blessings renewed every hour,
Lord, our full hearts would be
Ever singing and ever bringing Thee praise!

2. For Thy love, for Thy love,
How can we praise Thee, Lord!
Holy love from above,
How can we bless Thee, Lord!
Ever we’ll live in thy service so sweet,
Laying our hearts and our lives at Thy feet,
Trusting Thy gracious word,
Ever singing and ever bringing Thee praise!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6217

Author: Mrs. S. K. Bourne

Susan Ketchum Bourne was the widow of the Rev. Shearjashub Bourne. She was largely identified with church and missionary work in the Congregational church of Manhattan, and was an active and charter member of Sorosis. She was perhaps best known to old New Yorkers as the chief founder and President of the Lydia F. Wadleigh Association. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

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First Line: Songs of praise, songs of praise, Father of life
Author: Mrs. S. K. Bourne



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The Cyber Hymnal #6217

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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