Do You Wonder Why We're Glad?

Do you wonder why we're glad?

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Do you wonder why we're glad]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Do you wonder why we’re glad?
How can any one be sad,
When our Savior rose this happy Easter day?
From the land of Eden bright
Came an angel robed in white,
Rolled the stone, the heavy, cruel stone away.

Refrain:
Blessèd Jesus, risen Jesus,
Tender friend of little children,
Ever kind and true;
Blessèd Jesus, risen Jesus,
Still we seek Thy will to do.

2 Don’t you know that Jesus lives,
And to all a blessing gives,
If they will but try His holy will to do?
Speaking words of hope and cheer,
Telling of a Savior dear,
Who will give us life, yes, life forever new. [Refrain]

3 Do you wonder why we’re gay,
Singing praise to God alway?
Well, we know we have a friend who ne’er can die;
From the dark and gloomy grave,
He arose our souls to save,
Some glad day we’ll live with Him beyond the sky. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9892

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Do you wonder why we're glad?
Title: Do You Wonder Why We're Glad?
Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9892
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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