Birthday banners

Sing a song of birthday banners

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Sing a song of birthday banners]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Sing a song of birthday banners,
Waving all along the year;
Bringing joy and bringing gladness,
Sing the one we welcome hear.

Refrain:
Waving, waving,
Birthday banners gay!
Waving, waving,
On this happy day.

2 Bright above the winter birthdays,
Bend the skies of purest blue;
Springtime birthdays see the shimmer
Of the young leaves’ tender hue. [Refrain]

3 Summer birthdays wear red roses,
Gold is autumn’s sunny hue;
Come and choose your birthday banner,
While we all sing “Joy to you!” [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #171

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: Sing a song of birthday banners
Title: Birthday banners
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: Saving, waving, birthday
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