It is always happy day

What a carol my soul is singing

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [What a carol my soul is singing]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 What a carol my soul is singing,
How the bells of my heart are ringing,
Since my burden rolled away,
Since my burden rolled away;
On to glory I now am going,
Faith in Jesus my Savior showing,
It is always “Happy Day!” with me,
It is always “Happy Day!”

Refrain:
Happy the day when Jesus came,
Cleansing my heart of sin and shame;
Now, come what will, ‘tis all the same,
For it’s always “Happy Day!”

2 Always holding my hand, he leads me
To wherever his service needs me,
Strong and loyal I will stay,
Strong and loyal I will stay,
For no longer in darkness straying,
Always willingly him obeying,
It is always “Happy Day!” with me,
it is always “Happy Day!” [Refrain]

3 He’s my shelter when storms are sweeping
And will help me to do the reaping,
Till the shadows flee away;
Till the shadows flee away;
So, no enemy ever fearing,
Words encouraging always hearing,
It is always “Happy Day!” with me,
it is always “Happy Day!” [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #100

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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 >

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First Line: What a carol my soul is singing
Title: It is always happy day
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Happy the day when Jesus came

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His Worthy Praise #100

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