Just Approach it With a Song

When you come to snares and pitfalls

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [When you come to snares and pitfalls]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 When you come to snares and pitfalls,
When temptations round you throng;
Bravely meet each threat’ning danger,
Just approach it with a song.

Refrain:
Gather up each joy and blessing,
Ev’ry hour of bliss prolong;
In God’s strength meet sin or sorrow,
Just approach it with a song.

2 Gladly take each joy that’s offer’d,
Ev’ry smile that comes along;
Then when grief stands in your pathway,
Just approach it with a song. [Refrain]

3 Trust in God, He’ll keep you ever,
He will help you conquer wrong;
Do not flinch at sight of danger,
Just approach it with a song. [Refrain]

4 Do not fear the tempter’s power,
Faint not, tho’ the road is long;
God will help you meet each peril,
Just approach it with a song. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Sovereign Grace #89

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When you come to snares and pitfalls
Title: Just Approach it With a Song
Author: Birdie Bell
Refrain First Line: Gather up each joy and blessing
Publication Date: 1897
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs of Sovereign Grace #89

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