Happy Trustful Christians

Happy, trustful Christians

Author: Levi Gilbert
Tune: ST. ALBAN (Haydn)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Happy, trustful Christians,
Raise your voices high,
Hearts and minds o’erflowing,
Light in every eye!
Why should there oppress us
Thoughts of gloom and fear,
When we have His presence,
Who will soothe and cheer?

Refrain:
On our way rejoicing,
As we homeward move,
Hearken to our praises,
O Thou God of love.

2 Steps triumphant, buoyant,
Wills determined, brave,
Faces radiant, blissful,
Hands held out to save!
Pulses beating quickly,
Spirits warm with love,
Foreheads bathed with glories
Streaming from above. [Refrain]

3 See mankind in anguish,
Stretch appealing hands;
Let us wake responsive
To the day’s demands!
What are rites and doctrines,
What are pray’rs and creeds,
If we have no pity,
For our brother’s needs? [Refrain]

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #155

Author: Levi Gilbert

19th Century We have little data on Gilbert, except that he was a minister. --www.hymntime.com Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Happy, trustful Christians
Title: Happy Trustful Christians
Author: Levi Gilbert
Language: English
Refrain First Line: On our way rejoicing
Publication Date: 1920
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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