The Children’s Day in June

Birds are singing, flower bells ringing

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [Birds are singing, flower bells ringing]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Birds are singing, flow’rbells ringing,
On the Children’s Day in June;
Voices blending, songs ascending,
Happy hearts are all in tune.

Refrain:
Bring the blossoms, smiling blossoms,
Pinks and daisies, lilies fair;
Love’s sweet off’ring, willing off’ring,
Consecrated lives shall bear.

2 Roses blushing, streamlets gushing,
Sunbeams glancing from above;
Waving banners, glad hosannas,
Tell our gratitude and love. [Refrain]

3 Hearts are burning, lessons learning
From the birds, the brooks, the flow’rs;
Joy and beauty wait on duty,
Say the summer’s balmy hours. [Refrain]

4 Blessed Savior, grant Thy favor,
While our loving praises swell;
Then Thy children, trusting children,
Shall Thy grace and goodness tell. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #173

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Birds are singing, flower bells ringing
Title: The Children’s Day in June
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Bring the blossoms, smiling blossoms

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Gospel Herald in Song #173

Sing His Praise: for the church, Sunday school and all religious assemblies #d23

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