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Birds are singing, woods are ringing

Representative Text

1 Birds are singing, woods are ringing,
With thy praises, blessed King;
Lake and mountain, field and fountain,
to thy throne their tributes bring.

We, thy children, join the chorus,
Merrily, gladly praising thee;
Glad hosannas, glad hosannas,
Joyfully we lift to thee.

2 Waters dancing, sunbeams glancing,
Sing thy glory cheerily;
Blossoms breaking, nature waking,
Chant thy praises merrily. [Refrain]

3 Angels o'er us join the chorus
Which on earth we sing to thee;
Heav'n is ringing, earth is singing
Praises to thee joyfully. [Refrain]

Source: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #141

Author: L. F. Cole

Rev. L. F. Cole served churches in Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin. He was active in the Temperance movement and wrote several hymns. Dianne Shapiro Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Birds are singing, woods are ringing
Author: L. F. Cole
Meter: with refrain
Refrain First Line: We, thy children, join the chorus
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 16 of 16)
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Children's Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #163

Hymns for Schools, with Supplement #12

Kingdom Hymns with Music #d3

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Primary Songs #12

Songs for Little Children #d7

Songs of Praise for Schools #d7

Songs of Praise for Schools #d9

The Book of Praise #723

The Hymnal #d36


The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #141

The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #587

The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #587

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The New Canadian Hymnal #461

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #515

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #515

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