The Summer is Coming

The summer is coming, the honeybees humming

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The summer is coming, the honeybees humming]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 The summer is coming, the honeybees humming,
And seeking the blossoms they love;
Each morning discloses a new wealth of roses,
Green branches are bending above.

Praise God in the highest!
O praise Him today!
O praise Him today!
O praise Him today!
With flow’rs of affection He’s strewing our way,
O praise Him, O praise Him today.

2 The jubilant season brings many a reason,
For praising our Father on high;
The meek lilies growing, His goodness are showing,
Love smiles from the sunny blue sky. [Refrain]

3 Oh, hear us, our Father, as gladly we gather,
WE thank Thee again for Thy care;
’Tis thro’ the dear Savior we ask for Thy favor,
That in Thy rich grace we may share. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #96

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 >

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First Line: The summer is coming, the honeybees humming
Title: The Summer is Coming
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Praise God in the highest
Copyright: Public Domain


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Gospel Herald in Song #96

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