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Posted:  06 May 2011 08:11
Hello
I don't remember any of the verses,.  Only the chorus.
Thanks for any help. : )
Posted:  20 Jun 2011 18:55
To be alive and feeling free,
And to have everyone in our family,
To be alive in every way!
Oh, how great it is to be alive!
Every day there’s newness,
Something else to do.
The dawn of life is upon us,
So let the gladness ring through.

To be alive and feeling free,
And to have everyone in our family,
To be alive in every way!
Oh, how great it is to be alive!
Wake up to a new sunshine;
Darkness no longer stays.
For the new generation
Will light the world today.

To be alive and feeling free,
And to have everyone in our family,
To be alive in every way!
Oh, how great it is to be alive!
Tell the whole population,
The time has now arrived.
We must learn the sensation
That comes with being alive!

To be alive and feeling free,
And to have everyone in our family,
To be alive in every way!
Oh, how great it is to be alive!
Ring the bell of new freedom,
Teach your brother to live.
For the real joy of living
Is something we can now give!
To be alive and feeling free,
And to have everyone in our family,
To be alive in every way!
Oh, how great it is to be alive!

To be alive and feeling free,
And to have everyone in our family,
To be alive in every way!
Oh, how great it is to be alive!
Posted:  12 Jul 2011 13:20
the song:  To Be Alive by Ray Repp  -  Published by F.E.L. (now defunct)

See Oregon Catholic Press (OCP) for music of Ray Repp.  OCP.org
Posted:  22 Jul 2011 04:25
Great song.  I'm requesting this for one of my funeral songs when I go home...
Posted:  07 Jan 2014 13:45
Lovely words - is this available on YouTube? Thanks
Posted:  05 May 2014 18:39
I first heard this song in 1969.  I always thought it was Episcopalian because that's how I came accross it.  Ah, the good old days of ecumenism.  Catholics, Lutherans, Episcopalians and Methodists all got together and we had intercommunion, which I later learned we weren't suppossed to do.  Happy carefree days.
Posted:  16 Nov 2014 17:54
Anyone know where to find or have the Guitar chords or sheet music?
Posted:  20 Feb 2015 01:57
Every day there's a newness
Something else to do
The dawn of light is upon us
So let the gladness ring through!
Posted:  05 Jun 2015 05:02
One Song for which I never forgot the melody or lyrics!
But as I child I thought it a sad song - cuz my big brother was lost in a car accident.... So we didn't "have everyone in our family".
But I still sing it and have since come to the knowledge that those who go before us remain in our family and we'll all join together on the other side someday.   
So looking forward to seeing that brother of mine!
Posted:  24 Sep 2015 00:47
We sang this great song at church camp.  It really lifted our spirits!

Epworth Forest
North Webster IN

Karla Hazen Hart
Posted:  01 Nov 2016 20:18
Always sang this at our folk masses at the Catholic coed camp where I was a counselor in the 1960's.  We recently had a big counselor reunion  and sang it once again.  Everyone loved sharing it once more!
Posted:  15 Nov 2017 14:32
This is sung every Sunday in every Methodist Church and Disciples of Christ Church I have ever attended
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