There Is Never A Day So Dreary

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

Author: Lilla M. Alexander
Tune: [There is never a day so dreary] (Stebbins)
Published in 24 hymnals

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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 (Alexander)
Title: There Is Never A Day So Dreary
Author: Lilla M. Alexander
Language: English
Publication Date: 1894
Copyright: Public Domain


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


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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