What is the theme of joy today

What is the theme of joy today

Author: F. G. Burroughs
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 What is the theme of joy today?
Praise to our King.
Praise to our King.
What is the burden of each lay?
Praise, grateful praise to our King;
What is the song the glad birds sing?
What are the blossoms offering?
Praise, loving praise, humble praise, grateful praise
To their kind benefactor they raise.

Chorus:
Let mighty floods now clap their hands;
Let little hills again rejoice;
Let all the fields and the trees of
the wood to His praise lend a voice.

2 What does the mountain stream-let say?
Praise ye the Lord.
Praise ye the Lord.
What hum the bees in meadows gay?
Praise all ye people the Lord;
What do the zephyrs softly croon,
Under the rays of silver moon?
Praise ye the Lord, all ye stars of the night,
Praise the Lord for your glorious light. [Chorus]

3 What is the theme of this glad day?
Praise to our King.
Praise to our King.
This is the burden of each lay,
Praise, loving praise to our King;
Swelling the notes the glad birds sing,
Joining the flowers' offering,
Praise, loving praise, humble praise, grateful praise
To our King and our Saviour we'll raise. [Chorus]



Source: The Emory Hymnal: No. 2, sacred hymns and music for use in public worship, Sunday-schools, social meetings and family worship #158

Author: F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

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First Line: What is the theme of joy today
Author: F. G. Burroughs
Refrain First Line: Let mighty floods now clap their hands

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