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When our hearts are glad and light

Author: Edward Bailey

Bailey, Edward, a Wesleyan local preacher, and a representative of a London iron firm, was born at Brentford, Middlesex, Aug. 16, 1846. At 12 years of age, through the death of his father, he was compelled to work for his own livelihood, and to support his widowed mother, who was paralysed. His heavy labours were relieved by literary efforts, the first to appear in print being in 1869. Mr. Bailey is known chiefly as the author of 25 tracts in prose and verse, which have been published by the Wesleyan, the Tract, and other Societies, and of several hymns. Some of the latter were written for Anniversary Services at various Sunday Schools with which he was associated, and others in times of personal affliction. Of these hymns the following ar… Go to person page >

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First Line: When our hearts are glad and light
Author: Edward Bailey
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Be our comforter and friend
Copyright: Public Domain

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