On This Day of Joy and Gladness
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    On This Day of Joy and Gladness

    Joyfully

    1. On this day of joy and gladness,

    Lord, we praise thy holy name;

    In this sacred place of worship,

    We thy glories loud proclaim!

    [Chorus]

    Alleluia, Alleluia,

    Bright and clear our voices ring,

    Singing songs of exultation

    To our Maker, Lord, and King!

    2. Open wide the fount of Zion;

    Let her richest blessings flow

    To the Saints who nobly serve thee

    In the gospel here below.

    [Chorus]

    Alleluia, Alleluia,

    Bright and clear our voices ring,

    Singing songs of exultation

    To our Maker, Lord, and King!

    3. May we labor in the kingdom—

    By the prophets long foretold—

    Where the children of the promise

    Shall be gathered in the fold.

    [Chorus]

    Alleluia, Alleluia,

    Bright and clear our voices ring,

    Singing songs of exultation

    To our Maker, Lord, and King!

    Text and music: Leroy J. Robertson, 1896–1971. © 1980 IRI

    Psalm 47:6–7

    Alma 26:8, 16