So life can be hard and sometimes tough (Pachelbel Canon)

Hymn – So life can be hard and sometimes tough- Lyrics

So life can be hard and sometimes tough,
But there is both the smooth and rough;
For life can be great and here’s a sign,
In Jesus his holy gift divine:

A sign in the flying of a dove,
Ever present Spirit of his love,
A symbol of the God that is above
Reminds us life is good.

So life is a thing to be enjoyed,
And not to be wasted or destroyed.
For laughter is part of God’s design;
And joy is another gift divine: Refrain

So go to the lonely and the sad,
And give them your love and make them glad,
For helping the light of hope to shine,
Your gift is a love that is divine: Refrain


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  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Pachelbel Canon
  • Style: Baroque
  • Usage: General, Weddings
  • Composer: Johann Pachelbel (1653 – 1706) arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Music Public Domain Lyrics 2014 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.