I'll be a happy Christian

When all without is discord

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [When all without is discord]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When all without is discord,
Around me all is strife,
Within my heart the blessed joy-bells chime.
With sweet and joyous music
I’ll cheer some other life,
A happy Christ all the time.

Chorus:
When other joys are fleeting,
There’s peace within my heart,
For I can hear the blessed joy-bells chime;
With sweet and joyous music
I’ll cheer some other life,
A happy Christ all the time.

2 Unto my weaker brother
I’ll lend a helping hand—
As day by day the hill of life I climb—
To make the long road brighter,
Till at the top I stand:
A happy Christ all the time. [Chorus]

3 My Savior I will follow,
Like Him I’ll try to be;
My aid, to imitate His life sublime:
My light to so keep shining
That all the world may see,
A happy Christ all the time. [Chorus]


Source: Inspiring songs No. 1: for the Sunday school #18

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When all without is discord
Title: I'll be a happy Christian
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: When other joys are fleeting
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gospel Carols #54

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Inspiring songs No. 1 #18

Songs of Redemption #52

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