We Wish You Many Happy Returns

We wish you many happy returns of the day

Author: Percy Dearmer
Tune: BIRTHDAY (Shaw)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 We wish you many happy returns of the day!
We hope you may be health and strong all the way,
Strong to do right,
Slow to do wrong,
And thoughtful of others all the day long.

2 We wish you many happy returns of the day!
May God the Lord protect you in work and in play,
Watching in love
All that you do
And leading your footsteps all the year through.

Source: The Children's Hymnbook #185

Author: Percy Dearmer

Dearmer, Percy, M.A., son of Thomas Dearmer, was born in London, Feb. 27, 1867, and educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford (B.A. 1890, M.A. 1896). He was ordained D. 1891, P. 1892, and has been since 1901 Vicar of S. Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, London. He has been Secretary of the London Branch of the Christian Social Union since 1891, and is the author of The Parson's Handbook, 1st edition, 1899, and other works. He was one of the compilers of the English Hymnal, 1906, acting as Secretary and Editor, and contributed to it ten translations (38, 95, 150, 160, 165, 180, 215, 237, 352, 628) and portions of two others (242, 329), with the following originals:— 1. A brighter dawn is breaking. Easter. Suggested by… Go to person page >

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First Line: We wish you many happy returns of the day
Title: We Wish You Many Happy Returns
Author: Percy Dearmer
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Children's Hymnbook #185

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