Scripture Verse

Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you. Leviticus 25:10

Introduction

Words: Ma­ria B. W. Barnes, in Bright Jew­els, by Robert Low­ry (New York: Big­low & Main, 1869).

Music: Will­iam F. Sher­win (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Barnes (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William F. Sherwin
(1826–1888)

Lyrics

We sing our song of jubilee,
Our voices rising loud and free;
And with the notes of sweet accord,
We praise our ever blessèd Lord.

Refrain

Singing together, singing together,
Teachers and scholars gladly unite;
Singing together, singing together,
Love fills our hearts, and our faces are bright.

We praise Him for our mercies past,
And at His feet our cares we cast;
And O may He who guides our way
Forbid our youthful steps to stray.

Refrain

Our Sabbath school, O may He bless,
And guard its lambs with tenderness;
And lead us gently when we die
To our good shepherd’s fold on high.

Refrain