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Little birds of springtime sweet and gay

Little birds of springtime sweet and gay

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Little birds of springtime, sweet and gay]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Little birds of springtime, sweet and gay,
Singing all the sunny day,
Tell of Him who guides them thro’ the air,
Of the heav’nly Father’s care.

Refrain:
Trust Him, we hear them say,
Singing all the sunny day;
Trust Him, the children say,
And love and serve Him ev’ry day.

2 Loving praises we will gladly sing,
Glory to our Savior King;
He will always hear us when we pray;
He will help us ev’ry day. [Refrain]

3 If He kindly will the sparrow see,
He will care for thee and me;
If He gives the lily garments white,
He will keep us day and night. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #61

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Little birds of springtime sweet and gay
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Trust him, we hear them say

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Ackley's Gospel Songs #d32

Carmina Sacra #d114

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The King of Kings #61

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