Happy children

We are happy children, for this days is ours

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [We are happy children] (Wilson)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 We are happy children,
For this day is ours—
This whole day of sunshine,
Joy and songs and flow’rs.

Children’s Day, Children’s Day,
Day to all so bright,
Free from sadness, full of gladness,
Pleasure and delight.

2 Gifts of fragrant flowers
Unto Christ we bring;
For this day was given
By our loving King. [Refrain]

3 In his blessed presence,
Gathered round his feet,
We will sing his praises—
Sing with joy complete. [Refrain]

4 Savior, keep us faithful,
Let us never stray,
Then we shall be always
Happy as today. [Refrain]

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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 >

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First Line: We are happy children, for this days is ours
Title: Happy children
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Children's day, children's day
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #159

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