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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

O Happy Hours

Representative Text

1 All earth today is bright and gay
With sunshine and with song;
With blossoms sweet we gladly greet
And join the joyous throng.

Chorus:
No longer sleeping in mossy dell,
The flow'rs awake with the day;
Their heads uplifting to greet the sun,
They praise the Lord alway.
His loving kindness, his tender care,
Is o'er the great and the small;
They live, bestowing, tho' all unknowing,
Blessings unto us all.

2 In mossy dell the blossoms tell
Of One who guards them there;
With perfume sweet the morn they greet,
Then fragrance fills the air. [Chorus]

3 On rapid wing the songsters sing,
As thro' the air they fly,
Their joyous song is borne along
With flowers' song, on high. [Chorus]

4 O happy hours of song and flowers,
Of fragrant summer air;
Now to each heart the joy impart
To know our Father's care. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for use in Sunday Schools and praise services #149

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: All earth today is bright and gay
Title: O Happy Hours
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: No longer sleeping in mossy dell

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