Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.@Ephesians 5:18-19
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John W. Bischoff (1850-1909)

Annie Cummings, in Crystal Songs, by John W. Bischoff and Otis F. Presbrey (Toledo, Ohio: W. W. Whitney, 1877), number 1.

John W. Bischoff (🔊 pdf nwc).

Crystal songs, pure and bright,
Sparkling with a radiant light,
Light of love, Jesus’ love,
Brightly beaming from above.

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Heart and voice, join our song,
Let the chorus flow along,
Heart and voice, join our song,
Let the chorus flow along,
While we sing, gladly sing,
While we sing, gladly sing,
Praises to the Lord, our king.

Crystal songs, jewels rare,
Songs of faith and hope and prayer,
Songs of rest, songs of peace,
Songs of triumph, songs of grace.

Refrain

Crystal songs, glad and free,
Songs of sweetest melody;
Come and sing, gladly sing,
Hallelujahs to our king.

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