Sing Joyfully, Sing Cheerily

When skies are blue above our head

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [When skies are blue above our head]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When skies are blue above our head
And sunshine gilds the day,—
When fragrant flow’rs adorn our path
In fair and bright array:—

Sing hopefully,
Sing cheerily,
All along the line,
And let our songs with joy resound,—
The glory, Lord, be Thine.

2 When storm-clouds gather on our sight,
Rude winds about us blow,
The sharp thorns pierce our feet and hands
Whichever way we go:— [Refrain]

3 Should no kind friend a hand extend
To help us when we fall,—
Strength to the heart this tho’t affords—
Our God is over all:— [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #17

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 skies are blue above our head
Title: Sing Joyfully, Sing Cheerily
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sing hopefully, sing cheerily
Copyright: Public Domain



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Sunshine #17

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