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

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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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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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Instances

Instances (1 - 19 of 19)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christ in Song #d568
Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #649TextPage Scan
Christian Endeavor Edition of Sacred Songs No. 1 #122Page Scan
Christian Endeavor Hymns #104TextAudioPage Scan
Conference Songs #d50
Glory Songs #d223
Gospel Melodies: A Collection of Choice Gospel Songs and Hymsn #179Page Scan
Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #305Page Scan
Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #76Page Scan
Popular Hymns No. 3 #d218
Sacred Songs No. 1: compiled and arranged for use in gospel meetings, Sunday schools, prayer meetings and other religious services #122Page Scan
Service Songs for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #162Page Scan
Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #110TextPage Scan
Sun-Shine Songs for the Sunday School #66Page Scan
The Centennial Hymnal #d393
The Gospel Choir No. 2 #d103
The New Baptist Hymnal #d342
The Saints' Hymnal #d369
Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #138Page Scan
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