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Spring

The waking flowers the singing birds

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: CYRUS
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The waking flow’rs, the singing birds,
Proclaim the joyous spring;
The very air is full of praise,
Let happy children sing.

Refrain:
Sing praises to the loving Lord,
Who lives in light on high,
For all the tokens of the spring,
In earth, and air and sky.

2 The rippling laughter of the brook,
The blossom-laden trees,
The nodding blades of tender grass,
Their great Creator please. [Refrain]

3 The sower scatters precious grain
For reaping by and by;
Life’s springtime is its sowing time,
A sower, too, am I. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8110

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The waking flowers the singing birds
Title: Spring
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Sing praises to the loving Lord

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #8110
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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