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We'll raise today sweet songs of joy

We'll raise today sweet songs of joy

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [We’ll raise today sweet songs of joy]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We’ll raise today sweet songs of joy,
With heart and voice in glad employ;
We’ll praise the Saviour, meek and mild,
Who lived on earth a little child.

Refrain:
‘Tis Children’s Day, glad let us raise
To Christ a heartfelt song of praise.
‘Tis Children’s Day, glad let us raise
To Christ a heartfelt song of praise.

2 We’d wish to walk as here He trod,
And only act as pleases God;
We’d show our love in ev’ry way,
In all we think, or do, or say. [Refrain]

3 We’d sing His love for ev’ry race,
We’d tell each how He “saves by grace;”
His name the burden of our song,
His love the theme we’d fain prolong. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 4 #241

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We'll raise today sweet songs of joy
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: 'Tis children's day

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Crowning Day No. 4 #241

Gleanings of Praise #d220

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