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1 In the shady woodlands,
Sweet it is to roam,
When in golden splendor
Summer days have come.
In the shady woodlands,
‘Mong the sylvan bow’rs,
Sweet it is to wander,
Spending happy hours.
2 ‘Mong the leafy treetops,
All the bright day long,
Joyous little wild birds
Flood the air with song. [Refrain]
3 There the laughing brooklets
Babble on their way,
Where cool reeds and willows
O’er their waters sway. [Refrain]
4 Soft wind-music murmurs
Through the forest aisles,
While glad woodland voices
Answer Summer’s smiles. [Refrain]Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #158