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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

Representative Text

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!”

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 >

Text Information

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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