Scripture Verse

I will sing praises unto Thy name. 2 Samuel 22:50

Introduction

Words: Min­na Foote, 1903. Ap­peared in The Voice of Praise, ed­it­ed by J. Lin­coln Hall, Aus­tin Miles & Ir­vin H. Mack (Phil­a­del­phia: Hall-Mack, 1904), num­ber 221.

Music: C. Aus­tin Miles, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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C. Austin Miles
1868–1946

Lyrics

Bright gleams of sunshine fill valleys fair,
Glad songs of joy are heard everywhere;
All nature seems rejoicing to say,
O welcome, Children’s Day.

Refrain

Our voices raise in notes of praise,
With bright song ringing, our tribute bringing,
To Christ our king, whose love we sing,
We’ll praise Him ever for the Children’s Day.

O welcome, welcome, bright, golden hours,
With song of birds and perfume of flowers,
Our hearts and lives we joyfully bring
An offering to our king.

Refrain

Our all we bring, our tribute of love,
To Christ our king now reigning above;
We’ll serve Him now and praise evermore,
The One whom we adore.

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O Jesus, Savior, Thee we adore;
We’ll praise Thy holy name evermore;
We’ll serve Thee ever, bringing to Thee
Our lives, Thine own to be.

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