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How glad the tone when summer's sun

How glad the tone when summer's sun

Author: James Richardson
Tune: LYME
Published in 17 hymnals

Full Text

1 How glad the tone when summer's sun
Wreathes the gay world with flowers,
And trees bend down with golden fruit,
And birds are in the bowers!

2 The moon sends silent music down
Upon each earthly thing;
And always, since creation's dawn,
The stars together sing.

3 Shall man remain in silence, then,
While all beneath the skies
The chorus joins? no, let us sing,
And, while our voices rise,

4 Oh, let our lives, great God, breathe forth
A constant melody;
And every action be a tone
In that sweet hymn to thee!

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #988

Author: James Richardson

Richardson, James, son of the Hon. James Richardson, of Dedham, Massachusetts, was born in that town May 25, 1817, and graduated at Harvard College, 1837. After being engaged, first as a clerk of the county courts, and then in teaching, he entered the Divinity School at Cambridge, where he graduated in theology in 1845. Subsequently he was Unitarian Pastor at Southington, Connecticut, and then of the Unitarian Society in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Ill health compelled him to retire from his pastoral work to Dedham. During the war he joined himself to the hospitals at Washington, where he died Nov. 10, 1863. Mr. Richardson was well known as an Essayist, Poet, and Preacher. Two of his hymns, from Longfellow and Johnson's Book of Hymns, 1848, a… Go to person page >

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First Line: How glad the tone when summer's sun
Author: James Richardson

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 17 of 17)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed. #143Page Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #394Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #394Page Scan
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d120
Grammar School Hymn Book #d113
Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d74
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #864Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #864Page Scan
Hymns in Harmony with Modern Thought #150Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #191Page Scan
Sacred Songs For Public Worship: a hymn and tune book #69Page Scan
Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #391Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #893Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #388Page Scan
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #164Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #988TextPage Scan
Universal Hymns Compiled for the North End Union #d54



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