Sweet are the Songs of the Wild Birds

Sweet are the songs of the wild birds

Author: Palmer Hartsough
Tune: [Sweet are the songs of the wild birds]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sweet are the songs of the wild birds,
In the air,
Sweet the perfume of the roses
Bright and fair,
Sweet where the honeybees gather
Stores of good,
But sweeter far
Thy holy thoughts are
Of gratitude.

Gracious Father, unto Thee now we sing,
Incense sweet of praise to Thy feet we bring;
For the Saviour Thou didst so freely give,
We for Thee will henceforth forever live.

2 Lovelier than hues of the rainbow,
Arching high,
Brighter than sun in his splendor
Thru the sky,
Purer than tints of the lily
All abroad,
Saviour divine,
All these doth outshine
The gift of God. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #300

Author: Palmer Hartsough

Rv Palmer Hartsough USA 1844-1932. Born in Redford, MI, he attended Kalamazoo College and Michigan State Normal school (later MSU). He became an author, editor, lyricist, and librettist. After working as a traveling singing teacher in MI, IL, IA, OH, KY and TN, he opened a music studio in Rock Island, IL, around 1877, also directing music at a Baptist church there. In 1893, due to his poetic abilities, he moved to Cincinnati, OH, and joined the Fillmore Music Company, providing texts (over 1000) for their music. He also served as music director at the Bethel Mission and the 9th Street Baptist Church. He became a traveling song evangelist in 1903, and was ordained a Baptist minister in 1906, serving in Ontario, Canada, and MI from 191… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sweet are the songs of the wild birds
Title: Sweet are the Songs of the Wild Birds
Author: Palmer Hartsough
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Gracious Father, unto thee now we sing
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymns for Today #300

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