Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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!