Come sing with holy gladness

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1 Come sing with holy gladness,
High alleluias sing,
Uplift your loud hosannas,
To Jesus, Lord and King;
Sing, boys, in joyful chorus
Your hymn of praise today,
And sing, ye gentle maidens,
Your sweet responsive lay.

2 'Tis good for boys and maidens
Sweet hymns to Christ to sing,
'Tis meet that children's voices
Should praise the children's King;
For Jesus is salvation,
And glory, grace, and rest;
To babe and boy and maiden
The one Redeemer blest.

3 O boys be strong in Jesus,
To toil for Him is gain,
And Jesus wrought with Joseph,
With chisel, saw, and plane;
O maidens live for Jesus,
Who was a maiden's Son;
Be patient, pure and gentle,
And perfect grace begun.

4 Soon in the golden City
The boys and girls shall play,
And through the dazzling mansions
Rejoice in endless day;
O Christ, prepare Thy children
With that triumphant throng
To pass the burnished portals,
And sing th' eternal song.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #154

Author: John J. Daniell

Daniell, John Jeremiah, born at Bath, Oct. 6, 1819. In 1848 he was ordained by the Bp. of Manchester. His subsequent charges included the curacies of Gerrans, Menheniot, Kington-Langley, and others, and the vicarages of Langley-Fitzurse, Winterborne-Stoke, and Berwick St. James, Wilts, and Langley-Burrell, having been preferred to the last in 1879. Mr. Daniell is the author of several prose works, as: Life of Mrs. Godolphin; The Geography of Cornwall, &c.; and of a poetical work, Lays of the English Cavaliers. His hymns in common use are:— 1. Alleluia, thanks and glory. Children praising Jesus. Contributed to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Children's Hymns, No. 69. 2. Come, sing with holy gladness. Praise of Chris… Go to person page >

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Author: John J. Daniell


Come, sing with holy gladness, p. 279, ii, In the 1904 edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern of the original 4 stanzas sts. ii. and iii. are transposed, and iv. is omitted. Church Hymns, 1903, and The English Hymnal, 1906, retain the original.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



Published in a chapel hymnal for the Duke of Würtemberg (Gesangbuch der Herzogl, 1784), ELLACOMBE (the name of a village in Devonshire, England) was first set to the words "Ave Maria, klarer und lichter Morgenstern." During the first half of the nineteenth century various German hymnals altered the…

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