Voices of Summer

Caroling clear in the morning sunlight

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Caroling clear in the morning sunlight]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Caroling clear in the morning sunlight,
Cheerily swinging on bough and spray,
Hear the glad birds in their happiness singing,
Greeting the dawn of the Children's day.

Cheerily, cheerily, riseth the song,
Merrily, merrily join in the strain,
Children's sweet voices the echo prolong,
Summer's glad music is singing again.

2 Over the meadows the honeybee's humming,
Gather their sweets from the bloom laden bowers,
Bright are the fields all aflame with the glory,
Sweet with the perfume of beautiful flowers. [Chorus]

3 Hail to the day to the children given,
Glad with it's wonderful music and light,
Twining our thoughts to our homes in heaven,
Drawing us nearer that shore so bright. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #198

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Caroling clear in the morning sunlight
Title: Voices of Summer
Author: Ida L. Reed
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Cheerily, cheerily, riseth the song
Copyright: Public Domain



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Light in the Valley #198

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On Wings of Song #194

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