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Snow flakes

Tiny little snowflakes, sailing through the air

Author: Ida M. Budd
Tune: [Tiny little snow-flakes] (Gabriel)
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tiny little snow-flakes,
Sailing thro’ the air,
Where can you be going?
Will you tell me where?
From your cloud land harbor,
Downward drifting slow,
Like a fleet of fairy sails,
On and on you go.

Merry little snowflakes
How you dance and play,
Just like happy children
On a holiday.
Rushing fast and faster,
Skipping here and there;
Have you any work to do
In the wint’ry air?

2 Busy little snowflakes,
Now your work I’ve found,
Weaving soft white carpet
For the cold, hard ground;
Folding all the wheat fields
In your blankets deep,
Keeping them all safe and warm,
For their winter sleep. [Refrain]

3 Happy little snow-flakes,
Turning work to play,
I have learned a lesson,
Watching you today;
If I do my duty
Faithfully and true,
Work will seem like play, and I
Shall be glad as you. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.4 #18

Author: Ida M. Budd

Ida M. Budd was born in 1859 in a log cabin in Saginaw County, Michigan. When she was three years old her parents moved to Milford, Michigan. She loved nature and books. She decided to be a school teacher, receiving her teaching certificate when she was fifteen. Her first poem was published in 1881. She is known for her poems for children. 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: Tiny little snowflakes, sailing through the air
Title: Snow flakes
Author: Ida M. Budd
Refrain First Line: Merry little snowflakes how you dance and play
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Carmina Sacra #d206

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Jewels for Juniors #62

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Progressive Sunday School Songs #168

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Songs for Young People #134

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Triumphant Songs No.4 #18

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Triumphant Songs No.5 #32

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