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1 When the morn of life is beaming,
When the birds of spring-time sing,
When the youthful heart is dreaming,
Of the joys that age will bring.
'Mid the sparkling dewdrops gleaming,
Then be happy, be content.

O contentment, precious jewel,
Ever be our dear delight,
Save us from vexations cruel,
Ev'ry morning, noon and night.

2 When the noon of life approaches,
With its toils and anxious care,
Ere enfeebling age approaches,
For its darker days prepare;
Put away all vain reproaches,
Then be happy, be content. [Chorus]

3 When the shades of evening gather,
And the stars begin to shine,
Call upon the heavenly Father,
Seek his grace for thee and thine;
When in calm or stormy weather,
Then be happy, be content. [Chorus]

4 When the wintry winds are sighing,
And life's twilight hour has come,
Then, by faith, on Christ relying,
Looking for a heavenly home,
Where are pleasures never dying,
Then be happy, be content. [Chorus]

Source: The Little Minstrel: a collection of songs and music, with lessons of instruction, mathematically arranged plan of notation #122

Author: A. D. Fillmore

Fillmore, Augustus Damon. (Gallia County, Ohio, September 7, 1823--June 10, 1870, Cincinnati, Ohio). Minister, Christian Church. Co-editor (with Silas White Leonard, 1814-1870) or Christian Psalmist (1847), which "probably had a more general circulation than any other of his publications." Author of "Come, come, come to the Saviour" and composer of several hymn tunes. --George Brandon, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the morn of life is beaming
Title: Contentment
Author: A. D. Fillmore
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O contentment precious jewel
Copyright: Public Domain



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