Welcome, summer, for thou bringest

Welcome, summer, for thou bringest

Author: S. K. Bourne
Tune: ROSELAND
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Welcome, summer, for thou bringest
Flow’rs and sunshine, light and joy;
Nature’s sweetest hymns thou singest,
Happy birds their songs employ;
Merry, merry chimes thou ringest,
Nature’s notes of joy;
Merry, merry chimes thou ringest,
Nature’s notes of joy.
Happy children come with gladness,
Joyous songs they raise—
Free from thoughts of care and sadness,
Sing they notes of praise.

2 Joyful meeting, gaily greeting,
On this happy Children’s Day;
While the rosy hours are fleeting,
Children’s hearts are bright and gay.
Happy in this joyful meeting
On the Children’s Day;
Happy in this joyful meeting
On the Children’s Day.
Day of music and of flowers,
Blossom of the year!
Children’s praises fill the hours
While we’re gather’d here.

3 Tender Father, hear their singing,
Hear their voices soft and low;
Give the little ones Thy blessing
Teach their hearts Thy ways to know.
Wisdom’s gentle sway confessing,
In her paths to go;
Wisdom’s gentle sway confessing,
In her paths to go.
Bless to us the happy hours,
While we’re gather’d here!
On this day of joy and flowers!
Blossom of the year!

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #724

Author: S. K. Bourne

Susan Ketchum Bourne was the widow of the Rev. Shearjashub Bourne. She was largely identified with church and missionary work in the Congregational church of Manhattan, and was an active and charter member of Sorosis. She was perhaps best known to old New Yorkers as the chief founder and President of the Lydia F. Wadleigh Association. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

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Author: S. K. Bourne

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