Grand Assembly of Massachusetts
        INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF THE RAINBOW FOR GIRLS
  Susan A. Torrey, Supreme Deputy

Massachusetts Grand Assembly

Rainbow Choir Songs

"Onward, Christian Soldiers"

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus going on before.

Christ the royal master leads against the foe; 

Forward into battle, see His banners go.

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus going on before.

"Nearer, my God, to Thee"

Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee.

E'en tho' it be a cross that raiseth me.

Still all my song shall be nearer, my God, to Thee.

Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee.

"America"

My country 'tis of thee.  Sweet land of liberty,

Of thee I sing.

Land where my fathers died,

Land of the pilgrim's pride,

From ev'ry mountainside,

Let freedom ring.

"Love Divine"

Love divine, all loves excelling,

Joy of Heav'n to earth come down.

Fix in us Thy humble dwelling,

All They faithful mercies crown.

Jesus Thou art all compassion,

Pure unbounded love Thou art;

Visit us with Thy salvation;

Enter ev'ry trembling heart.

"Holy Bible"

Holy Bible, book divine,

Precious treasure, thou art mine.

Mine to tell me whence I came.

Mine to teach me what I am.


Mine to tell of joys to come,

And the rebel sinners doom.

Oh thou holy book divine,

Precious treasure thou art mine.

"I Love to Tell the Story"

I love to tell the story of unseen things above;

Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love.

I love to tell the story because I know 'tis true;

It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.

I love to tell the story.

'Twill be my theme in glory

To tell the old, old story

Of Jesus and His love.

"My Faith Looks Up to Thee"

My faith looks up to Thee,

Thou Lamb of Calvary, Savior divine.

Now hear me while I pray,

Take all my guilt a-way,

O let me from this day be wholly Thine.

"In the Garden"

I come to the garden alone,

While the dew is still on the roses,

And the voice I hear falling on my ear,

The Son of God discloses.

And He walks with me and He talks with me,

And He tells me I am His own,

And the joy we share as we tarry there

None other has ever known.

"Have Thine Own Way Lord"

Have Thine own way Lord.  Have thine own way.

Thou art the Pot-ter; I am the clay.

Mold me and make me after thy will,

While I am waiting yielded and still.

"In the Sweet Bye and Bye"

There's a land that is fairer than day,

And by faith we can see it afar;

For the Father waits over the way

To prepare us a dwelling place there.

In the sweet bye and bye,

We shall meet on that beautiful shore.

In the sweet bye and bye,

We shall meet on that beautiful shore.

"God Will Take Care of You"

Be not dismayed whate'er betide.

God will take care of you.

Beneath his wings of love abide,

God will take care of you.

God will take care of you.

Thru' ev'ry day, o'er all the way.

He will take care of you.

God will take care of you.

"Blest Be the Tie that Binds"

Blest be the tie that binds

Our hearts in Christian love.

The fellowship of kindred minds

Is like to that above.

"America, the Beautiful"

Oh beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain.

For purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain.

America, America, God shed His grace on Thee,

And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.

"Old Rugged Cross"

On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross.

The emblem of suffering and shame.

And I love that old Cross, where the dearest and best

For a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I'll cherish the old rugged Cross,

Till my trophies at last I lay down;

I will cling to the old rugged Cross,

And exchange it someday for a crown.

"Help Somebody Today"

Look all around you, find someone in need.

Help somebody today.

Tho' it be little, a neighborly deed,

Help somebody today.

Help somebody today,

Somebody along life's way;

Let sorrow be ended, the friendless befriended.

Oh help somebody today.

"Rainbow Song"

I give my heart and my hand

To you Rainbow mine.

Knowing that I understand

Your teachings so divine.

I give them not for today,

But my pledges are for always.

May your colors keep glowing,

For we're ever knowing,

That, Rainbow, you'll always be mine.

"Rainbow Girls"

The Rainbow of hope now is shining

For all who will work and obey

And jewels more precious than diamonds

Will be the reward for each day


chorus

Rainbow Girls, Rainbow Girls

They are the best in the world today.

Rainbow Girls, Rainbow Girls

Oh may they prove true and obey.


Our colors red, orange and yellow

Green, blue, indigo, violet

Teach us in our mystical journey

The truths we shall never forget.

(repeat chorus)

"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands"

He's got the whole world in His hands,

He's got the whole world in His hands,

He's got the whole world in His hands,

He's got the whole world in His hands.

He's got a-you and me sister in His hands,

He's got a-you and me sister in His hands,

He's got a-you and me sister in His hands,

He's got the whole world in His hands.

"Pass It On"

It only takes a spark to get a fire going,

And soon all those around can warm up in its glowing.

That's how it is with God's love once you've experienced it;

You spread his love to everyone; you want to pass it on.

"Look, Look, Look to the Rainbow"

On the day I was born, said my father, said he,

I've an elegant legacy waitin' for ye,

'This a rhyme for your lips and a song for your heart,

To sing it whenever the world falls apart.

Look, look, look to the rainbow,

Follow it over the hill and stream.

Look, look, look to the rainbow,

Follow the fellow who follows a dream.

"No Man is an Island"
No man is an island, no man stands alone,
Each man's joy is joy to me, each man's grief is my own.
We need one another, so I will defend
Each man as my brother, each man as my friend.
I saw the people gather, I heard the music start,
The song that they were signing is ringing in my heart.
No man is an island, no man stands alone,
Each man's joy is joy to me, each many's grief is my own.
We need one another, so I will defend
Each man as my brother, each man as my friend.

"You've Got a Friend"

When you're down and troubled and you need some lovin care,

And nothin', nothin' is goin' right,

Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there

To brighten up even your darkest night.

You just call out my name, and you know wherever I am

I'll come runnin' to see you again.

Winter, spring, summer or fall,

All you have to do is call and I'll be there, yes I will.

You've got a friend.

"This Land is Your Land"

This land is your land, This land is my land

From California to the New York island,

From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters,

This land was made for you and me.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway,

I saw above me that endless skyway,

I saw below me that golden valley,

This land was made for you and me.

"One Little Candle"

When the day is dark and dreary,

And your way is hard to find,

Don't let your heart be weary,

Just keep this thought in mind:

It is better to light, just one little candle

than to stumble in the dark,

Better far that you light just one little candle,

All you need's a tiny spark.

If we'd all say a prayer that the world would be free,

The wonderful dawn of a new day we'll see,

And if everyone lit just one little candle,

What a bright world this would be.