Day by day the sun has sailedAuthor: James Russell Lowell
Tune: [Day by day the sun has sailed]
Published in 1 hymnal
Audio files: MIDI
1 Day by day the sun has sailed
Higher up the sky!
Day by day the birds have hailed
Summer’s reign so nigh!
Ev’ry brook and ev’ry breeze
Day by day has told
Of the wondrous mysteries
God would unfold!
Joy, joy, the promised time is here!
Hail, hail, the Queen of all the year!
Sing, sing, that ev’ry heart may learn
To gladly raise a song of praise,
For Summer’s return!
2 When the gales of winter blew
O’er the fields of snow,
Underneath the ice we knew
Flowers yearned to grow.
Soon the tears of April came,
May sped by, and the,—
Lo! a million tongues exclaim:
“June’s here again!” [Refrain]
Source: His Worthy Praise #191