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The dear little birds are as glad as can be

The dear little birds are as glad as can be

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The dear little birds are as glad as can be]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The dear little birds are as glad as can be;
The woodlands are ringing with the sweet melody;
And this is the message, oh, hear it anew,
Our Father above loves the children too.

Refrain:
Oh, sweet is the story
We sing to his glory,
We love him, we love him because it is true;
Our jubilant story
We sing to his glory,
Our Father above loves the children too.

2 The beautiful flowers looking up to the sky,
Are giving their sweetness to each passer by,
And breathing the lesson so precious and true,
Our Father above loves the children too. [Refrain]

3 But better than all, in the Bible we see
The love of our Saviour for you and for me,
Because Jesus came, oh, we know it is true,
Our Father above loves the children too. [Refrain]

4 Then come, children, come on this festival day,
And joyfully praise him, and trustfully pray;
We’ll sing the glad story with joy ever new,
Our Father above loves the children too. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #140

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The dear little birds are as glad as can be
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: O, sweet is the story

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Sacred Trio #445

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Showers of Blessing #140

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The Sacred Trio #445

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