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Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)

IanC 31 Jul 01 - 09:03 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: GLAD THAT I LIVE AM I (L W Reese)
From: IanC
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 09:03 AM

I was just adding the new Genres/Hymns subsection to the Basic Folk Library when I remembered this lovely little poem, set to music, in "Songs of Praise".

Glad That I Live Am I
(Lizette Woodworth Reese)

    Glad that I live am I;
    That the sky is blue;
    Glad for the country lanes,
    And the fall of dew.

    After the sun the rain,
    After the rain, the sun,
    This is the way of life,
    Till the work be done.

    All that we need to do,
    Be we low or high,
    Is to see that we grow
    Nearer the sky.

I haven't got the music (though I could sing it to you).

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: Tune Add: GLAD THAT I LIVE AM I (Reese)
From: MMario
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 09:18 AM



Click to play


ABC format:

X:1
T:glad for that I live am I
M:4/4
Q:1/4=120
K:G
d2BGA2B2|D6EF|G2A2G4|d2BGA2B2|D6EF|G2E2A4|
A2cBA2G2|A4A2cB|A2G2A2F2|d2BGA2B2|D6EF|G2A2G4|
A2cBA2G2|A2cBA2G2|A6Bc|d4A2B2|D4EFG2|-G2A2G7/2||

NWC file sent to Joe


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Subject: RE: Glad That I Live Am I
From: GUEST,annie_482000
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 07:04 AM

Have been looking for the words to this for ages - takes me right back to my days in infant school! :)


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Subject: RE: Glad That I Live Am I
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 10:38 AM

It's in the OLD hymn book 'Songs of Praise' - not the newer one to accompany the BBC TV show.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Glad That I Live Am I
From: GUEST,Ian cookieless
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 01:33 PM

Wowee, with this song the memories come flooding back! Are there any more verses?


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Subject: RE: Glad That I Live Am I
From: Partridge
Date: 07 Mar 07 - 02:04 PM

I love this song/hymn. I think it is complete, I don't remember singing any other verses. Thanks!

pat x


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Subject: RE: Glad That I Live Am I
From: IanC
Date: 08 Mar 07 - 05:16 AM

No. That's it.

:-)


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Subject: RE: Glad That I Live Am I
From: GUEST,Ian cookieless
Date: 08 Mar 07 - 04:36 PM

There are more verses!!!


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Subject: RE: Glad That I Live Am I
From: Partridge
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 12:44 AM

I stand corrected!

Pat x


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Subject: RE: Glad That I Live Am I
From: IanC
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 04:41 AM

Not as written by Lizette Woodward Reese, I think!

;-)


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Subject: RE: Glad That I Live Am I
From: Jeanie
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 05:16 AM

Thanks for posting this, IanC. As some others have said, isn't it amazing how just a few words and the memory of a tune can start a daisychain of so many vivid images of days long gone that had apparently been buried forever ? I can even taste the school milk that we drank out of pink plastic beakers....

And thanks "Cookieless Ian" for posting the extra lyrics. Have you looked at the rest of that website - lovely to see so many happy retired teachers !

cheers,
- jeanie


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Subject: RE: Glad That I Live Am I
From: IanC
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 08:24 AM

Just a bit of information about the writer of the poem and its history as a hymn.

Lizette Woodworth Reese 9-Jan-1856 to 17-Dec-1935 Wrote quite a few books of poetry published from 1887 to 1936 (the last 2 retrospectively ... see link above).

"Glad That I Live Am I" was included in the 1st edition of "Songs Of Praise" (edited by DEARMER, Percy, VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, R., and SHAW, Martin 1925) as number 424.

It's pointed to in Oremus, but doesn't appear to be there, possibly for copyright reasons as the author died 1935 (which would mean that the words come out of copyright in 2010).

:-)
Ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I
From: GUEST,Howardf
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 08:59 PM

There is a second verse and it is this that I am looking for.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I
From: Saro
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 04:03 AM

Yes, it is a real memory trip for me too - especially as I lived in a (then) tiny village in Hampshire (UK) and walked to school every morning down country lanes. Not a song for our current times though...
Saro


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 02:48 PM

thanks for this poem .i learnt from childhood.i d love to
sing to my grand children.i am61


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I
From: GUEST,Eddie Francis. Director of Music, Wembley,Lo
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 02:12 AM

HEY! This IS a song for current times! We sang it when I was at Strand on the Green Infant and Junior School, Chiswick at my time there, 1965-72. I am now Director of Music at a large west London school. I have just woken up from a dream in which I was teaching a fellow musician this song. In the dream, he remembered it too after sang and played it from memory. (is this 'sad'? NO! I live music!) Thanks to the people on this website for recording these words! I will be teaching this song at my school next week.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 02:56 PM

Lovely little song - even at that tender age, seem to remember enjoying singing a hymn that isn't full of christian words.....

So has anyone got the other verses? I'm sure I remember singing more.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I
From: GUEST,Marion of Lea
Date: 28 May 09 - 09:18 AM

What a wonderful thread to find. Answered my question on copyright too ! I am planning a flower festival with the first line as the title and the hymn as the plan for the arrangements! Could anyone tell me if I need copyright permission for that - will not be using it in total as a hymn (until the Thanksgiving service on the Sunday)
(Yes I sung this hymn at Down Lane junior school Tottenham !!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 29 May 09 - 05:39 AM

I remember a final verse from primary school days (1958-62) in Songs of Praise:

'God comes down in the rain
And the crop grows tall
This is the country faith
And the best of all.'

I only recognise the first verse of Ian C's version, but that could be memory failure. Maybe S o P had more than one edition.

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I
From: GUEST,Tosh
Date: 24 Jul 09 - 06:39 AM

My colleague reminded me of this lovely song & I found this link when I looked up the Lyrics. Now when I'm feeling blue, I sing it & it makes me feel better!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I
From: GUEST,Brian in cheltenham
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 05:32 PM

Was looking out at the grey skies and thinking how gloomy the world looked. like a beacon in the night this litle gem surfaced from a vault deep within my memory and lit up my world; a wonderful little song that I used to sing in the junior school during the fifties.
Simply had to look it up on the internet and found it here... Many many thanks.. Brian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: GUEST,Christine
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 01:15 AM

For some reason this song came into my head and I looked it up on the Internett. Sang it at school in the 50"s too


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: GUEST,Julie DK in New Zealand
Date: 03 Oct 09 - 07:05 PM

We sang this also in the nineteen fifties, in New Zealand, though maybe not the extra verse. I can't be sure now but will check with a friend who always seems to know the words of songs. I did like it better than Jesus wanting me for a sunbeam at Sunday School. Enjoyable thread, thank you, best wishes to all,
Julie


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Subject: RE Glad That I Live Am I
From: GUEST,Jack Garratt...Norway.
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 02:16 PM

Me too!!! What a wonderful little song, and like you conjure up many memories of childhood in the late 40s...great to see so many remember it.
I sent the words to a freind of mine and this is what she said;

Oh, Jack, this song was such a favourite of mine down the years and I've sung it so much. The melody is just as beautiful. I'm singing it now


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: GUEST,Anna
Date: 01 Apr 10 - 12:37 PM

We sang this at infant school in the fifties and early sixties but I remember slightly different words:

Glad that I live am I
That the sky is blue
Glad for the country lanes
and the fall of dew
After the sun the rain
After the rain the sun
This is the way of life
'til our days be done
All that we see and do be it low or high
Is to see that we grow nearer the sky.

It only occurred to me as an adult that it has a message about life apart from being a country hymn. We have periods of sun and rain throughout our lives, one following the other. And everything we encounter and all our actions ultimately allow us to grow nearer Godhead.

Apart from that it's a very positive and uplifting song. It had a profound influence in my formative years - I loved singing it - and it's probably responsible for my lifelong optimism!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: GUEST,UnrulyJulie
Date: 05 May 10 - 06:02 PM

I want this song sung at my son's christening, he's 9 years old, disabled and loves music. This little song is appropiate for him as he really loves his life. Does anyone know where I can get hold of the music for the organist to play please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 05 May 10 - 06:53 PM

I too remember this at primary school and in "Songs of Praise". I also remember line 8 as "'til the work be done" which IMHO is better.

It's incredible how a few lines of verse can plonk you back behind a battered and ink-stained desk! How about "Pippa's Song" by Robert Browning?

The year's at the spring,
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side's dew-pearl'd;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in His heaven —
All's right with the world!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: GUEST,Mark Stevens
Date: 05 May 10 - 07:23 PM

I used to like that Primary School song, apart from it being very short.
We used to have a large scrolled song sheet hanging above the whiteboard(?) in the new assembly/dining room. 1966/7.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: GUEST,M Howard
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 02:16 PM

We sang this song in junior school in the late forties early fifties. Travelling to a fellowshp meeting we sang it but manged to get the words/lines in the wrong order! Well, we are getting on a bit now!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: GUEST,Sylvia Hobro
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 05:29 PM

I was watching the birds in the garden during this last winter and suddenly thought "I'm glad to be alive" and then started singing this little hymn... but i got stuck with the last two lines of the musical score and how the words fitted. Thank you to all who have commented & posted here.

Peace, Love & Light to everyone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 11 Feb 11 - 03:02 PM

Oh joy! What lovely memories from Hayes Park Infants in 1953! (Middlesex UK), Mrs Williams on the piano. Does anyone remember a hymn from the same era that began "Daisies are my silver, Buttercups my gold, These are all the treasure we can have or hold" ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 08:16 PM

GUEST,Eliza: To avoid confusion, we try to limit our discussions to one song per thread. Accordingly, I have started a separate thread for DAISIES ARE OUR SILVER. <-- Click the link.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: GUEST,Cathie Glenrothes
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 07:10 PM

Like others I learnt this this song in primary schoolin Hampshire but no-one in my present church (of Scotland) has ever heard of it!!!So I am desperately looking for the music so I can teach it to them. Had forgotten Daisies are our silver but have rembered it now but not with the same amount of affection that I have for Glad that I live.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: bradfordian
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 07:46 PM

Glad that I live am I

Glad that I live am I ---organ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 11:28 PM

For sheet music to GLAD THAT I LIVE AM I go to Hymntime.com (formerly known as the CyberHymnal) and click on "PDF". (By the way, it says the name of the tune is LLANTHONY.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Apr 11 - 10:44 AM

Did anyone find a link to the sheet music for Glad that I live am I?
Desperately trying to find it for my mothers funeral on 5th May 2011.
Its the tune mentioned by Bradfordian not the Jim Dixon one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: GUEST,joyce jones
Date: 07 Aug 11 - 10:42 AM

Thanks for all the info on "Glad that I live am ",I am using it for the flower festival I`m helping with next month.Like others I sang it at school in the 40`s & remember it with great affection.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 11 - 06:38 AM

This takes me way back to primary school too.... :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: GUEST,Leo
Date: 08 Jun 12 - 08:28 AM

I was singing this in the happy days at school when the writer was still living - 1934 !!I think it was in the earliest 'Songs of Praise'. The words of the first line suddenly came into my head this morning -June 2012 - and I had to check on the Internet to recall the rest of the words.As a little girl, I always thought I had a harder task than most of my classmates to " grow nearer the sky " because I was very short anyway. (I am still only 5 foot!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Glad That I Live Am I (L W Reese)
From: GUEST,Theo in Bermuda
Date: 15 Jul 12 - 12:00 PM

I've always loved this song, since hearing it sung at morning assembly in Paddington (London) Lower School in the 1970s. Now in my eighties and busy with preparation for the ceremony preceding my body's entry into the urn, inspiring memories of vibrant young voices streaming out of that gaunt Victorian building's high-set, tall and narrow windows and brightening the lives of Harrow Road wayfarers as they flow. come creeping back.
   I'd very much like to have an adapted version of Lizette Reece's world-linking song performed at my funeral. Would I need to apply to the L W Reece estate for permission? Can you help me out here, Leo?
   And many thanks to IanC for starting this thread. I bet you never thought ... ...


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