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.

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 USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

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
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Voice of Praise #149

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