There is never a day so dreary, But God can make it bright

There is never a day so dreary, But God can make it bright

Author: Lilla M. Alexander
Tune: [There is never a day so dreary] (Stebbins)
Published in 19 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is never a day so dreary,
But God can make it bright;
And to the soul that trusts him,
He giveth pure delight;
There is never a path so hidden,
But God will show the way,
If we will seek his guidance,
And patiently will pray.

2 There is never a cross so heavy,
But Jesus' hands are there,
Outstretched in sweet compassion,
Our burden still to bear;
There is never a life so darkened,
So hopeless, so unblest,
But may be fill'd with gladness,
In Jesus' peace may rest.

3 There is never a heart so broken,
But Jesus Christ can heal;
The heart once pierced on Calv'ry
Doth for his people feel;
He will never fulfill his promise,
His word can never fail;
God is our help in trouble,
Our strength when foes assail.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #649

Author: Lilla M. Alexander

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Text Information

First Line: There is never a day so dreary, But God can make it bright
Author: Lilla M. Alexander
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

[There is never a day so dreary] (Stebbins)


TOURS

The tune was named after its composer and published in the British volume The Hymnary (1872). TOURS has four broad phrases. Its repetitions of melodic and rhythmic units make it accessible and loved. The harmony suggests a stately tempo. Berthold Tours (b. Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1838; d. Fulham…

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Christ in Song #d568

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Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #649

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Christian Endeavor Edition of Sacred Songs No. 1 #122

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Christian Endeavor Hymns #104

Conference Songs #d50

Glory Songs #d223

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Gospel Melodies: A Collection of Choice Gospel Songs and Hymsn #179

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Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #305

Popular Hymns No. 3 #d218

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Sacred Songs No. 1: compiled and arranged for use in gospel meetings, Sunday schools, prayer meetings and other religious services #122

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Service Songs for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #162

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Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #110

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Sun-Shine Songs for the Sunday School #66

The Centennial Hymnal #d393

The Gospel Choir No. 2 #d103

The New Baptist Hymnal #d342

The Saints' Hymnal #d369

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Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #138

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