O Happy Hours

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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 us 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 >

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



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