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Golden days

The days are gliding swiftly by

Author: E. H. Leland
Tune: [The days are gliding swiftly by] (Tosh)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The days are gliding swiftly by,
The days so bright and golden,
In leaf and flower the summer writes
Her poem sweet and olden.

The golden days, the long bright days,
The gladdest of the year!
The green grass springs, the wild bird sings,
The summer time is here.

2 The earth is warm with life and joy,
The air is full of splendor
And unto all the south wind brings
Her message sweet and tender. [Refrain]

3 O Giver of these summer hours,
All nature gives Thee praises,
From mountain peak to where the flower
Its lowly bloom upraises. [Refrain]

4 And at Thy feet, we, too, would sing,
With all Thy creatures living,
A song of mirth, a song of joy,
A song of glad thanksgiving. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9201

Author: E. H. Leland

Leland, E. H. In The Sunny Side, N.Y., 1875, several hymns are given as by Mrs. E. H. Leland, including:— 1. Cheerfully, cheerfully let us all live. Life to be joyful. 2. How many little children Within. City Mission. 3. O, the Father's hands are helping. Work for God. 4. The days are gliding swiftly by. Summer. No. 1 is given in The S. School Hymnary, 1905, as "M. G. Leland, area 1890," in error. Mrs. Leland's hymns were written c. 1869, before her marriage, for use in the Sunday School of the Unitarian Church at Milwaukee. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The days are gliding swiftly by
Title: Golden days
Author: E. H. Leland
Refrain First Line: The golden days, the long bright days
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9201
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The Cyber Hymnal #9201

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