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We'll Sing, In Spite of Scorn

We'll sing, in spite of scorn

Author: Thomas Kelly
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We’ll sing, in spite of scorn:
Our theme is come from Heav’n:
To us a Child is born,
To us a Son is giv’n;
The sweetest news that ever came
We’ll sing, though all the world should blame.

2 The long expected morn
Has dawned upon the earth;
The Savior Christ is born,
And angels sing His birth:
We’ll join the bright seraphic throng,
We’ll share their joys, and swell their song.

3 O! ’tis a lofty theme,
Supplied by angels’ tongues!
All other objects seem
Unworthy of our songs.
This sacred theme has boundless charms,
It fills, it captivates, it warms.

4 Now sing of peace divine,
Of grace to guilty man;
No wisdom, Lord, but Thine
Could form the wondrous plan;
Where peace and righteousness embrace,
And justice goes along with grace.

5 Give praise to God on high,
With angels round His throne;
Give praise to God with joy,
Give praise to God alone!
’Tis meet His saints their songs should raise,
And give the Savior endless praise.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14177

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: We'll sing, in spite of scorn
Title: We'll Sing, In Spite of Scorn
Author: Thomas Kelly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #14177
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The Cyber Hymnal #14177

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