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

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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.

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 >

Text Information

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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