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Raise a Song

While we journey, day by day, raise a song

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [While we journey, day by day, raise a song]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 While we journey, day by day, raise a song,
As we seek the narrow way, raise a song,
Send the notes to yonder sky, full and strong,
Wake the echoes to sweet reply,
Raise a glad triumphant song.

Raise a song, let the notes ascending
Reach God’s throne, in one exultant anthem blending,
Raise a song, praises never ending,
Sing to our Lord a glad triumphant song.

2 Tho’ our way be dark or bright, raise a song,
God’s design is just and right, raise a song,
Trust Him then, in ev’rything, all day long,
Faith anew from our lips shall ring
In a glad triumphant song. [Refrain]

3 When a harder road we take, raise a song,
When new effort we must make, raise a song,
Courage in our eyes shall shine, hearts grow strong,
If we sing with a faith divine
Sing our glad triumphant song. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #71

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. 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: While we journey, day by day, raise a song
Title: Raise a Song
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Raise a song, let the notes ascending
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Excelsior Hymnal #71

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