Bird Melodies

Listen to the joyous music

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Listen to the joyous music]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Listen to the joyous music,
Ringing over hill and plain,
All the happy birds are singing,
In a jubilant refrain.
Where the sunbeams bright are glancing,
Where the cooling shadows lie,
They are singing, sweetly singing, singing,
Glory songs to God on high.
From the waving branches green,
From the hearts of dewy flow’rs;
You can hear the song,
As it floats along,
Making glad the passing hours,
Where the sunbeams bright are glancing,
Where the cooling shadows lie,
They are singing, sweetly singing, singing,
Glory songs to God on high.

2 Hark! The merry birds are singing,
As they lightly soar on high,
And their songs grow ever sweeter,
As they near the azure sky;
Floating down in silver showers
Come the echoes soft and clear,
Hear the joyous music singing, singing,
Telling of God’s love so dear.
Gloom and sadness swift take wing,
Weary hearts grow glad and gay,
Join the happy song,
Ev’ry note prolong,
Praise the Lord! This summer day.
Floating down in silver showers
Come the echoes soft and clear,
Hear the joyous music singing, singing,
Telling of God’s love so dear.

3 They have gathered up the sunbeams
In a golden thread of praise
Ringing out in tuneful numbers,
Thro’ the festal summer days,
Hear the melodies enchanting
Rising to the azure sky,
They are singing, sweetly singing, singing,
Glory songs to God on High.
With the chorals of the birds,
Gladly we our voices blend,
Let us chant his praise,
Thro’ the sunny days,
As before his throne we bend.
Hear the melodies enchanting
Rising to the azure sky,
They are singing, sweetly singing, singing,
Glory songs to God on High.

Source: The Service of Praise #196

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Listen to the joyous music
Title: Bird Melodies
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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