Return of Summer

We hail thee, glorious summer

Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Tune: [We hail thee glorious summer]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 We hail thee glorious summer,
We welcome thee today,
With all thy flow'ry legions
And all thy song-birds gay.
The happy rills to meet thee
With merry laughter run;
While woodland banners greet thee,
Beneath a smiling sun.

We hail thee joyous Summer!
We welcome thee today!
With all thy flow'ry legion,
And all thy song-birds gay!

2 We hail thy smile of gladness
O Summer fair and sweet;
O let us lay all sadness
And sighing at thy feet.
The woodland ways are ringing
With many a merry lay;
Oh let us join in singing
With nature's choir today. [Chorus]

3 O Summer thou hast brought us
A message sweet and fair;
O Summer thou hast taught us
Of heaven's brooding care.
Thy gleaming skies of glory
Watch o'er the world in love.
They tell a glad, sweet story
Of summer lands above. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #196

Author: Alice Jean Cleator

Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926 Born: Cir­ca 1871, An­dre­as, Isle of Man, Eng­land. Died: Cir­ca April 27, 1926, Cleve­land, Ohio. Cleator’s family ev­i­dent­ly em­igrat­ed to Amer­i­ca in the 1870’s. She was liv­ing in Clar­idon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geau­ga Coun­ty, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York Ci­ty, re­tir­ing some time be­fore 1915. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We hail thee, glorious summer
Title: Return of Summer
Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We hail thee joyous summer
Copyright: Public Domain


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