Scripture Verse

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, rejoice. Philippians 4:4


Words: Mrs. E. Faw­cett, in Mur­ray’s Songs for Sun­day Schools and Gos­pel Meet­ings (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: White & Smith, 1876), page 94.

Music: Çar­şam­ba T. Wood, 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Faw­cett or Wood’s full name, or where to get good pho­tos of them (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Have we not rea­son to re­joice,
The child­ren of a king?
Have we not heard His par­don­ing voice?
Rejoice! His prais­es sing.


Rejoice! His prais­es sing,
Rejoice, then ev­er­more!
Are we not child­ren of a king?
Shall we not Him adore?

Rejoice that Je­sus in­ter­cedes
For us, with God above;
Rejoice that ov­er us He spreads
His can­o­py of love.


Rejoice! He gives us grace to meet
The tri­als that may come;
Rejoice! He leads our wea­ry feet
To our eter­nal home.

Rejoice, then, ev­er­more,
Rejoice, then, ev­er­more!
As child­ren of a heav’n­ly king,
Rejoice, then, ev­er­more!