Scripture Verse

I will sing and give praise.@Psalm 57:7

Introduction

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Ira B. Wilson
(1880–1950)

Words: Nelle R. Eb­er­hardt, 1905.

Music: Ira B. Wil­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Come before Jehovah
With a joyful song,
Give praise, give praise!
Lift your voice in gladness,
Sweet and clear and strong,
Your anthem raise.
Cast your burden from you—
All your load of sin;
Know God’s love around you
And His peace within;
Come before Jehovah
With a joyful song,
Give praise, give praise.

Feel you not the gladness
In this world of ours?
’Tis here, ’tis here!
See you not the beauty
Of the blooming flow’rs,
The changing year?
God His gifts has bountifully
Round you spread,
You have but to take them;
Mourner, lift your head;
Feel you not the gladness
In this world of ours?
’Tis here, ’tis here!

Chant no wail of sorrow,
Leave the minor key;
Be glad, be glad!
Sing God’s grace and goodness,
Let your spirit be
In brightness clad.
And your song shall echo
Down the troubled years,
Easing someone’s heartache,
Drying someone’s tears;
Chant no wail of sorrow,
Leave the minor key;
Be glad, be glad!