Be Glad! Be Glad!

The cheery robin sings, "Be glad!"

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [The cheery robin sings, "Be glad!"]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The cheery robin sings, “Be glad!”
His joyous messages: “Be glad!”
O catch his thought today! “Be glad!”
And join his merry, helpful lay.

“Be glad!” O hear the robin’s song!
“Be glad!” Its cheery note prolong!
“Be glad!” Send forth a song of cheer
For God is love, and he is near.

2 The sun is on his wing, “Be glad!”
O hear him gaily sing, “Be glad!”
The rain is falling ‘round: “Be glad!”
And still the robin’s song is found. [Chorus]

3 In sunshine or in rain “Be glad!”
In comfort or in pain “Be glad!”
God’s love is strong and true: “Be glad!”
Be thankful for his care of you. [Chorus]

Source: Inspiring Songs No. 1: for the Sunday school #12

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The cheery robin sings, "Be glad!"
Title: Be Glad! Be Glad!
Author: Flora Kirkland
Language: English
Refrain First Line: "Be glad!" O hear the robin's song
Publication Date: 1905
Copyright: Public Domain


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Inspiring Songs No. 1 #12

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