Our Gathering Song

Strains of music often greet me [us]

Author: Mary A. Kidder
Tune: [Strains of music often greet me]
Published in 26 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Strains of music often greet me,
As I join the busy throng,
But there's nothing half so pleasant,
As the holy Sabbath song.

No fear of ill, no fear or wrong,
While I can sing my Sabbath song:
My Sabbath song, my Sabbath song,
I love to sing my Sabbath song.

2 'Tis a song of love and mercy,
Speaking peace to all mankind,
Telling sinners poor and needy,
Where the Saviour they may find. [Chorus]

3 While I love, O may I ever
Love the holy Sabbath song,
And in yonder home eternal,
Sing it with the blood bought throng. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #274

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Mary Ann Pepper Kidder USA 1820-1905. Born at Boston, MA, she was a poet, writing from an early age. She went blind at age 16, but miraculously recovered her sight the following year. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 she married Ellis Usher Kidder, a music publisher, working for the firm founded by his brother, Andrew, and they had three children: Mary Frances, Edward, and Walter. That year they moved to Charlestown, MA, and in 1857 to New York City. When the American Civil War broke out, Ellis enlisted in the 4th Regiment as a private. Mustered in for two years of service, he died of disease in 1862, six days after participating in the Battle of Antietam. Left alone, with three children to care for, her… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Strains of music often greet me [us]
Title: Our Gathering Song
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Language: English
Refrain First Line: No fear of ill
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 26 of 26)
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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #10

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Book of Praise for the Sunday School #210

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Calvary Songs #11c

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d160

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Christ in Song #274

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Christian Songs #50

Cumberland Hymns, a Collection of "Whosoever Will" Songs. Centenary ed. #d184

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Gems of Song #96

Golden Censer #d72

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Imperial Songs #65

Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d252

Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d445

Selected Songs #d86

Songs of Praise #d99

Sunday School Hymns. New and improved ed. #d57

The Clariona #d190

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The Epworth Hymnal #31

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The New Golden Censer #6

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The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #74

The Sabbath School Queen #d87

The Singing Pilgrim #d162

The Sunday School Banner #d116

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The Voice of Praise #1022

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