Songs of Rejoicing

Songs of rejoicin',
    Of love and of cheer,
Are the songs that I'm yearnin' for
    Year after year.
The songs about children
    Who laugh in their glee
Are the songs worth the singin',
    The bright songs for me.

Songs of rejoicin',
    Of kisses and love,
Of faith in the Father,
    Who sends from above
The sunbeams to scatter
    The gloom and the fear;
These songs worth the singin',
    The songs of good cheer.

Songs of rejoicin',
    Oh, sing them again,
The brave songs of courage
    Appealing to men.
Of hope in the future
    Of heaven the goal;
The songs of rejoicin'
    That strengthen the soul.