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Sing, Happy Birds

Sing, happy birds, your melodies of praise

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Sing, happy birds, your melodies of praise]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Sing, happy birds, your melodies of praise,
Sweeter than words, glad notes of music raise,
Join in the hymn, with loving voices bring
Praise to our God above, Ruler, Lord and King.

Refrain:
Sing, happy birds, give praise to God above,
Blend with your song our tribute of unfailing love,
Oh sing, happy birds, yes, sing in glad accord,
Tribute of praise, and worship to our Lord.

2 Far overhead blue skies of Summer shine,
Brightly they shed their golden light divine,
But in our hearts, this happy Children’s Day,
Shines the diviner Light, with its heav’nly ray. [Refrain]

3 Sing ev’ry bird, beneath the Summer sky,
Each note is heard by One Who rules on high,
All charm and light, all music, joy and cheer,
Come from His loving hand to His children here. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #250

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sing, happy birds, your melodies of praise
Title: Sing, Happy Birds
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Language: English

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Brooklyn Sunday School Union 93rd Anniversary #d6
June Tide Blessings #d9
The Excelsior Hymnal #250TextAudioPage Scan
The Festival Song Budget, Children's Day #d30
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