The New Song

There are songs of joy that I loved to sing

Author: F. B. Harris
Tune: [There are songs of joy that I loved to sing]
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1 There are songs of joy that I loved to sing,
When my heart was as blithe as a bird in spring;
But the song I have learned is so full of cheer,
That the dawn shines out in the darkness drear.

O, the new new song!
O, the new, new song,
I can sing it now
With the ransom'd throng:
Power and dominion to him that shall reign;
Glory and praise to the Lamb that was slain. [Chorus]

2 There are strains of home that are dear as life,
And I list to them oft 'mid the din of strife;
But I know of a home that is wondrous fair,
And I sing the psalm they are singing there. [Chorus]

3 Can my lips be mute, or my heart be sad,
When the gracious Master hath made me glad?
When he points where the many mansions be,
And sweetly says, 'There is one for thee'? [Chorus]

4 I shall catch the gleam of its jasper wall
When I come to the gloom of the evenfall,
For I know that the shadows, dreary and dim,
Have a path of light that will lead to him. [Chorus]

Source: Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #170

Author: F. B. Harris

Birth: 1850, USA Death: Sep., 1909 Flora Lydia (Best) Harris was the daughter of Dr. David and Elizabeth (Lockart) Best. She was the 1st wife of Rev. Bishop Merriman Colbert Harris. He was a minister in the Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She was a writer and wrote on Japanese themes. In 1891 she translated the 10th century classic 'Tosa Niki' ('Diary or Log of a Journey From Tosa to Kyoto'). Mary Jane Haight-Eckert on Find A Grave web site Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There are songs of joy that I loved to sing
Title: The New Song
Author: F. B. Harris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O the new, new song
Copyright: Public Domain



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