10707. Joy! Joy! A Year Is Born

1 Joy! joy! a year is born;
A year to man is given,
For hope, and peace, and love,
For faith, and truth, and Heaven.
Though earth be dark with care,
With death and sorrow rife,
Yet toil, and pain, and prayer,
Lead to our higher life.

2 Behold, the fields are white!
No longer idly stand!
Go forth in love and might;
Man needs thy helping hand.
Thus may each day and year
To prayer and toil be given
Till man to God draw near,
And earth become like Heaven.

Text Information
First Line: Joy! joy! a year is born
Title: Joy! Joy! A Year Is Born
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 66.66 D
Language: English
Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion by Samuel Longfellow and Samuel Johnson (Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields, 4th ed., 1849)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick Charles Maker (1881)
Meter: 66.66 D
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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