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O I am so happy, the [a] little girl said

O I am so happy, the [a] little girl said

Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 "O! I am so happy!" the little girl said,
As she sprang, like a lark, from her low trundle-bed;
'Tis morning, bright morning! Good morning, papa,
O, give me one kiss for good morning, mamma!
Only look, just now, at my pretty canary,
Chirping his sweet 'Good morning to Mary.'

2 "The sunshine is peeping straight into my eyes,
Good morning to you, Mr. Sun--for you rise
So early, to wake up my birdie and me,
And make us as happy as happy can be!"
"Happy you may be, my dear little girl!"
And the mother stroked softly a clustering curl--

3 "Happy you can be--but think of the One
Who waken'd, this morning, both you and the sun."
The little one turn'd her bright eye with a nod--
"Mamma, may I say, then, 'Good morning,' to God?"
"O yes, little darling, surely you may--
Now kneel as you kneel every morning to pray."

4 Then Mary knelt solemnly down, with her eyes
Looking up with sweet earnestness into the skies;
Her two little hands that were folded together,
So softly she laid on the lap of her mother:
"Good morning, dear Father in heaven," she said;
"I thank thee for watching my snug little bed;

5 "For taking good care of me all the dark night,
And waking me up with the beautiful light!
O, keep me from naughtiness all the long day,
Blest Jesus, who taught little children to pray."
An angel look'd down in the sunshine, and smiled;
But she saw not the angel, that beautiful child!

Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #89

Text Information

First Line: O I am so happy, the [a] little girl said
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Children's Primary Hymn Book. 1st ed. #d63

Hymns and Songs #d65

Hymns of Progress #d131

Linden Harp #d103

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Linden Harp #89

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