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Amid the blue and starry sky

Representative Text

1 Amid the blue and starry sky,
A group of hours one ev'n,
Met as they took their upward flight
Into the highest heav'n.

Refrain:
Remember, children of the earth,
Each hour is on it way,
Bearing its own report to heav'n,
Of all you do and say.

2 They all were merry childhood's hours,
That just had left the earth,
Winging their way above the world
That gave to them their birth. [Refrain]

3 And they were going up to heav'n,
With all that had been done
By little children, good or bad,
Since the last rising sun. [Refrain]

4 And some had gold and purple wings,
Some droop'd like fading flowers;
And sadly soar'd to tell the tale,
That they were misspent hours. [Refrain]

5 Some glow'd with rosy hopes and smiles,
And some had many a tear;
Others had unkind words and acts
To carry upward there. [Refrain]

6 A shining hour, with golden plumes,
Was laden with a deed
Of generous sacrifice, a child
Had done for one in need. [Refrain]

7 And one was bearing up a prayer,
A little child had said;
All full of penitence and love,
While kneeling by his bed. [Refrain]

8 And thus they glided on, and gave
Their records dark and bright,
To Him who marks each passing hour
Of childhood's day and night. [Refrain]



Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #78

Author: Katharine Parker Gordon

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Text Information

First Line: Amid the blue and starry sky
Author: Katharine Parker Gordon
Refrain First Line: Remember, children of the earth
Copyright: Public Domain

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Linden Harp #d5

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Linden Harp #78

Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns. 4th ed. #d5

The Mission Band Hymnal #d2

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The Morning Stars Sang Together #103

The Sabbath Chimes #d11

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Unity Services and Songs #67

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