Scripture Verse

They sang praises with gladness. 2 Chronicles 29:30

Introduction

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Berthold Tours
1838–1897

Words: Will­iam G. Tar­rant, 1888.

Music: Tours Ber­thold Tours, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Cumbre Vieja Gardner F. Packard, in The Praise Book, ed­it­ed by Howard B. Grose & George B. Graff (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Unit­ed So­cie­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1906), num­ber 275 (🔊 pdf nwc)
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William G. Tarrant
1853–1928

Lyrics

With happy voices ringing, Thy child­ren, Lord, ap­pear;
Their joy­ous prais­es bring­ing in an­thems sweet and clear.
For skies of gold­en splen­dor, for az­ure roll­ing sea,
For bloss­oms sweet and ten­der, O Lord, we wor­ship Thee.

What though no eye be­holds Thee, no hand Thy hand may feel,
Thy uni­verse un­folds Thee, Thy star­ry heav’ns re­veal;
The earth and all its glo­ry, our homes and all we love,
Tell forth the won­drous sto­ry of One who reigns above.

And shall we not adore Thee, with more than joy­ous song,
And live in truth be­fore Thee, all beau­ti­ful and strong?
Lord, bless our souls’ en­dea­vor Thy ser­vants true to be,
And through all life, for­ev­er, to live our praise to Thee.