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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)

The world still waits to hear the word

Author: Cecil Smith

Smith, Cecil Daniel. Graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, 1915; degrees in theology and religious education at Boston University. Professor of Bible and Religion at Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio. --The Hymn Society, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The world still waits to hear the word
Author: Cecil Smith
Publication Date: 1966
Copyright: Copyright 1966 by the Hymn Society of America

Tune

WAREHAM (Knapp)

William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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Fifteen New Bible Hymns #11

Hymn Society of America [Hymns Published for Special Occasions, and on Special Subjects] 1942-79 #d206

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