Once more the children's Sabbath day

Once more the children's Sabbath day

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Once more the children's Sabbath day]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Once more the children’s Sabbath day
In beauty dawns o’er land and sea;
The earth appears in bright array,
While voices ring with music free;
Within God’s temple far and near,
O’er all the land, together meet
The children who to Christ are dear,
To sing His praise with voices sweet.

Refrain:
They come, they come with songs of love;
Their willing hands glad off’rings bring
Unto the Lord who reigns above,
And sweetly they His praises sing.

2 Melodious are the songs that rise
Today upon the balmy air;
Into the bright blue summer skies
Floats grandly up the chorus clear;
From every field and glen and hill
Ring out the wild bird’s merry lays;
Their melodies with gladness fill
Each heart upon this day of days. [Refrain]

3 O fair, sweet day! we welcome thee;
Thine hours are filled with joy and light,
With myriad blossoms, perfume free,
And glad young faces sweet and bright.
O may thy memory live for aye
Within each tender child-like heart,
The teachings of this gladsome day
From out their young lives ne’er depart! [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #80

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." Lyrics-- After the Storm Is Over All in Thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All in thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All the Pen­nies Ga­thered Are Thy Days Full Oft­en Drear Are You Cling­ing Close to Je­sus… Go to person page >

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First Line: Once more the children's Sabbath day
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: They come, they come with songs of love
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