Ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Isaiah 55:1
Words: Mrs. N. Dixon Hahn, 1893.
Music: Solomon W. Straub (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Hahn or Straub (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Never let us sing of sadness,
Give us songs of joy and gladness,
Songs of cheer and not the sad,
Songs to make the weary glad.
Sing of love, and life, and peace,
Sing of sure and sweet release;
Sing, oh, sing, but when you sing,
Give us songs of joy and peace.
Life is full enough of frowning,
Give us more of Heaven’s crowning,
More of peace and less of pain,
Less of loss and more of gain.
Dwell on blessings, not on sorrow,
And more bright may prove the morrow,
And some wrong you hold today,
May have winged itself away.