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