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We Gather In the Sabbath School

We gather in the Sabbath school

Author: Mary E. Kail
Tune: [We gather in the Sabbath school] (Hodges)
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We gather in the Sabbath school,
Upon this blessèd day,
We meet together here in love,
To read and sing and pray,
And while to bless the Savior’s name,
Our tuneful voices raise,
We know the heav’nly courts above
Re-echo with His praise.

We gather in the Sabbath school
To learn the holy way
That leads from sorrow and from sin,
Up to the gates of day.

2 We love to sing of Him who died,
To save the world from sin,
And opened wide the golden gates,
That we may enter in;
And all He asks of us to do,
His blessing to receive,
Is just to learn His holy will,
To trust Him and believe. [Refrain]

3 And as we grow in strength of years,
And labor for the right,
We pray that all our work may meet
With favor in His sight,
And in the blessèd book we read
The glorious kingdom giv’n,
Is like unto a little child,
Our resting place in Heav’n. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12538

Author: Mary E. Kail

Mary Elizabeth Harper Kail, Circa 1828-1890 Born: 1827 or 1828, Washington, DC. Died: January 28, 1890, Washington, DC, or Ohio. Daughter of Andrew Harper and Mary McDermott-Roe (daughter of Cornelius McDermott-Roe, a laborer who worked for George Washington). Mary’s father died young, possibly of malaria, while Mary and her sister Virginia were children. Mary and Virginia moved together to Carroll County, Ohio, and in 1843 Mary married Gabriel Kail (1814-88). By 1878, Mary was editor of the Connotton Valley Times in Carroll County. In the late 1880s, Mary was a clerk for the United States Treasury Department; she lost that job in September 1885 due to a change in administration. Her works include: Crown Our Heroes, and Othe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We gather in the Sabbath school
Title: We Gather In the Sabbath School
Author: Mary E. Kail
Meter: D
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12538
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #12538

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