Scripture Verse

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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.