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The birds' nest

High in the treetop's leafy bough

Author: B. B. Selby
Tune: [High in the treetop's leafy bough] (Excell)
Published in 14 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 High in the treetops' leavy bough
The birdies are building a nest;
'Twas God the Father taught them how
To build, ev'ry birdie, his best;
To build, ev'ry birdie, his best,
To build, ev'ry birdie, his best;
'Twas God the Father taught them how
To build, ev'ry birdie, his best.

2 This is the little birdies' nest
They built in the treetop so high,
And while they cuddle down to rest
The leaves sing their lullaby-by;
The leaves sing their lullaby-by.
The leaves sing their lullaby-by;
And while they cuddle down to rest
The leaves sing their lullaby-by.

3 This is the mother bird who brings
The wee little birdies their food;
This is the father bird who sings
And watches all day o'er his brood;
And watches all day o'er his brood,
And watches all day o'er his brood;
This is the father bird who sings
And watches all day o'er his brood.

4 These are the little birds we love,
Who live in the treetop so high,
And He who rules the world above
Looks down on each one from the sky;
Looks down on each one from the sky,
Looks down on each one from the sky;
And He who rules the world above
Looks down on each one from the sky.

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #178

Author: B. B. Selby

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Text Information

First Line: High in the treetop's leafy bough
Title: The birds' nest
Author: B. B. Selby
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

Coronation Hymns #208

Crowns #d41

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Crowns of Rejoicing #115

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Diadems #179

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Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #188

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Hymns of Glory No. 2 #176

Inspiring Hymns #162

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Joy to the World #170

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Select Hymns and Psalms #136

The Herald #d47

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The New Make Christ King #132

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The New Praiseworthy #178

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The World Evangel #180

World Revival Hymns #d54

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