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Thread #65565   Message #2360517
Posted By: Jim Dixon
08-Jun-08 - 02:39 AM
Thread Name: Anti-alcohol, temperance songs
Subject: Lyr Add: GLORIOUS NEWS
Morrison, D. H., and Myron W. Whitney. Treasury of Song Designed Expressly for the Home Circle. The Richest, Most Delightful Gems from Many Lands, Sacred, Patriotic, Comic, and Sentimental. N.p: Edgewood Pub. Co, 1892, page 245:

Luther Orlando Emerson, 1866

1. Oh, have you heard the glorious news that's round the town today?
Father has sign'd the pledge, and we are happy, light, and gay.
No more we dread his coming step, but spring to greet him home;
Mother has wip'd her tears away, and joy to us has come.

CHORUS: Oh, glorious news, glorious news, glorious news today!
Father has sign'd the pledge, and we are happy, light and gay,
Happy, happy, happy, light and gay, happy, happy, happy, light and gay.
Father has signed the pledge, and we are happy, light, and gay.

2. Many's the sorrowing time we've had, but such we'll have no more;
For father has driv'n the demon out, and lock'd, and barr'd the door.
No more we'll want for food and clothes, no more we'll mourn and sigh;
Our home shall be a home of peace, with ev'ry comfort nigh.

3. Now, thanks we raise to God on high, for this great blessing giv'n:
And earth to us henceforth shall be the entrance door to heav'n.
Sing loud and full, sing clear and free, let hill to valley call,
And bear upon the wings of wind, the glorious news to all.