1 With happy voices ringing,
Thy children, Lord, appear;
Their joyous praises bringing
In anthems full and clear.
For skies of golden splendor,
For azure rolling sea,
For blossoms sweet and tender,
O Lord, we worship thee.
2 What though no eye beholds thee,
No hand thy touch may feel,
Thy universe unfolds thee,
Thy starry heavens reveal.
The earth and all its glory,
Our homes and all we love,
Tell forth the wondrous story
Of One who reigns above.
3 And shall we not adore thee,
With more than joyous song,
And live in truth before thee,
All beautiful and strong?
Lord, bless our weak endeavor
Thy servants true to be,
And through all life, forever,
To live our praise to thee.
Tarrant, William George, B.A., b. 1853. Since 1883 Minister of the Wandsworth Unitarian Christian Church. Editor of The Inquirer, 1888-97. One of the editors of the Essex Hall Hymnal. 1890, and of the Revised ed., 1902.
1. Come, let us Join with faithful souls. The Faithful.
2. Draw nigh to God; He will draw nigh to you. The Divine Helper.
3. Long ago the lilies faded. The Constant Presence.
4. The Light along the ages. Easter.
5. With happy voices ringing. Children's Praise.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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The tune was named after its composer and published in the British volume The Hymnary (1872). TOURS has four broad phrases. Its repetitions of melodic and rhythmic units make it accessible and loved. The harmony suggests a stately tempo.
Berthold Tours (b. Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1838; d. Fulham…
FAITHFUL is an adaptation of a tune from Johann S. Bach's (PHH 7) well-known aria "Mein gläubiges Herze" ("My heart ever faithful"), found in his Cantata 68. The tune's title is derived from the English translation of the aria's opening words.
A charming tune, FAITHFUL consists of repetitions and v…
Display Title: With Happy Voices RingingFirst Line: With happy voices ringingTune Title: FAITHFULAuthor: William G. Tarrant, 1853-1928Date: 1982Subject: God the Creator | ; God the Sustainer | ; Joy | ; Nature | ; Praise | ; Servanthood | ; Service | ; Worship |