Children's Day has come

Sunshine on the hilltops

Author: James L. Elderdice
Tune: [Sunshine on the hilltops]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sunshine on the hilltops,
Glory everywhere;
Breath of fragrant flowers
Scenting all the air.
Orchard laden blossoms,
Apple, peach and plum
From the full trees drifting,
Children’s Day has come.

Refrain:
Lift, O lift your happy voices,
Why, O why should we be dumb?
Nature in God’s love rejoices,
Children’s Day has come.
Lift, O lift your happy voices,
Why, O why should we be dumb?
Nature in God’s love rejoices,
Children’s Day has come.

2 Brooklets in the woodlands,
Song birds in the grove,
With glad hearts o’erflowing,
Singing, “God is love!”
In the crimson clover,
Hear the brown bees hum;
Winter’s reign is over,
Children’s Day has come. [Refrain]

3 All God’s wondrous goodness
Plains and vales display,
And to us are saying
“Praise Him and obey.”
Cease, O cease repining,
Let no face be glum;
See the sunbeams shining,
Children’s Day has come. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #225

Author: James L. Elderdice

Early 20th Century Pseudonym: Hermit. Elderdice was both a minister and medical doctor. His works include: Malcha Mechica, 1895 --www.hymntime.com/tch/… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sunshine on the hilltops
Title: Children's Day has come
Author: James L. Elderdice
Refrain First Line: Lift, O lift your happy voices
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