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Strains of music often greet me

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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

Born: March 16, 1820, Boston, Massachusetts. Died: November 25, 1905, Chelsea, Massachusetts. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Massachusetts. Kidder, Mary Ann, née Pepper, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, March 16, 1820, is the author of "Lord, I care not for riches" (Name in the Book of Life desired), and "We shall sleep, but not for ever" (Hope of the Resurrection), both of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Strains of music often greet me
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Refrain First Line: No fear of ill



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Christian Songs: for the Sunday School #50Page Scan
Cumberland Hymns, a Collection of "Whosoever Will" Songs. Centenary ed. #d184
Gems of Song: for the Sunday School #96Page Scan
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