1 We join our glad exultant voices
On this the happiest of days,
We sing while ev’ry heart rejoices,
Our hymn of grateful praise.
A song of the blossoms bright,
A song of the golden light,
Of birds in the treetops swinging,
Of beauty, day and night;
A song of the fair array
Spread forth on our earthly way,
To God the Creator we’re bringing
A carol of Children’s Day.
2 The earth is clad in Summer glory,
Bright raiment decks the field and hill,
All nature chants the joyful story
Of God the Maker’s will. [Refrain]
3 Then come with gladness, at His altar
Sing praise till ev’ry ear has heard;
His will, His precepts never falter,
All worlds obey His Word. [Refrain]
Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos.
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 >