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Throw open all the windows

Throw open wide the windows

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [Throw open wide the windows]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Throw open wide the windows
Of souls made dark with sin,
And let the blessed sunshine
Of love and gladness in;
Drive out the gloomy shadows
That make the daytime night,
And flood the lonesome places
With pure life-giving light.

Refrain:
Throw open all the windows
That long have bolted been,
And let the golden glory
Of God’s sweet sunshine in.

2 Let’s banish, by the sunshine
God sends us from above,
The doubts and fears that darken
The pathway of His love;
Beneath its warmth and brightness
The flow’rs of hope will spring,
And birds of faith soar heav’nward,
On swift and happy wing. [Refrain]

3 Oh, sitting loom no longer,
God’s sunshine’s at the door,
It waits to cross the threshold,
And tarry evermore;
Fling wide the heart’s closed windows,
Swing back its doors today,
And let love’s radiant sunshine
Drive all its gloom away. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #98

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Throw open wide the windows
Title: Throw open all the windows
Author: Eben E. Rexford

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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Carmina Sacra #d205

Glory Songs #d240

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Revival Praises #86

Songs of Redemption #d116

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The King of Kings #98

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