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Sunny days of childhood

Sunny days of childhood

Author: William H. Groser
Tune: LUX (32136)
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Sunny days of childhood,
Beautiful ye seem,
Fair as spring-tide flowers,
Bright as summer's beam.
Days with joy o'erflowing,
Care nor sadness knowing,
Must ye pass away?

2 Precious days of childhood!
Days of promise fair;
If bedewed with wisdom,
Rich the fruits ye bear.
Jesus' footsteps keeping,
Blest shall be our reaping
In life's harvest day.

3 Happy days of childhood,
Swiftly moving on;
Into manhood changing
Ye will soon be gone,
Like a streamlet flowing,
Pause nor stillness knowing,
Thus ye pass away!

4 Sunny days of childhood!
We no tear will shed
When, like spring-tide flowers,
Youth and health are fled.
Earthly scenes forsaking,
We shall hail the breaking
Of an endless day.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #279

Author: William H. Groser

Groser, William Howse, B.SC., son of Mr. W. Groser (for many years Secretary of the London Sunday School Union, and a relative of the Rev. W. Groser, noticed above), was b. in 1834, and educated at University College, London, and graduated B.SC. at the London University, in 1862. Although engaged in mercantile pursuits Mr. Groser devotes considerable time to natural science, and Christian work, especially in connection with Sunday schools. He was for twelve years editor of the Bible Class and Youth’s Magazine; and subsequently of the Sunday School Teacher, and of the Excelsior. His publications, mainly of a Biblical and educational character, are numerous. In 1875, he edited:— Songs by the Way. A Hymnal for Young Christians and Enqui… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sunny days of childhood
Author: William H. Groser