The sweetest songs we sing

We may sing of sunlit meadows

Author: Lavinia E. Brauff
Tune: [We may sing of sunlit meadows]
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1 We may sing of sunlit meadows
Dotted o’er with daisies bright;
And of butter-cups and roses
Tinged with rays of golden light.

But the songs that tell of Jesus
Comfort and rejoicing bring;
And the songs that tell of Jesus
Are the sweetest songs we sing. [Refrain]

2 We may sing of streamlets gliding
Over many a moss-grown strand;
And of breezes bearing perfume
Over all the smiling land. [Refrain]

3 Nature’s charms are always fleeting,
But the beauties of our Lord,
Fill our hearts with love and sunshine
That the world cannot afford. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #98

Author: Lavinia E. Brauff

Lavinia E. Brauff was born in Pittsburgh 12 October, 1851. She was blind from infnacy. She was educated at the School for the Blind in Philadelphia. Her first hymn was published in 1894 to the music of H. P. Danks. 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 may sing of sunlit meadows
Title: The sweetest songs we sing
Author: Lavinia E. Brauff
Refrain First Line: But the songs that sing of Jesus
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