Spring Carol

Where, O where do the birdies live?

Author: Emma Fisk Smith
Tune: [Where, O where do birdies live?]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Where, oh! where do birdies live?
Up in a tree;
Darling little downy nest,
One can just see.

Birdie, birdie, swing, oh! swing
In your cradle high,
While the summer breezes sing
Your sweet lullaby;
Swing, swing, swing, swing, have no care,
Up in the blue sky, God is there.

2. Baby birdies softly chirp,
Papa bird sings,
Mama birdie cuddles them
Under her wings. [Chorus]

3. God, our Father loves the birds,
Cares for them all,
Hearkens when they cry for food,
Sees when they fall. [Chorus]

4. Little children, never fear,
God cares for you;
He who loves the little birds
Loves children too. [Chorus]

5. Trust him, therefore, like the birds,
Love and obey,
Then your hearts will e'er be light,
Happy as they. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #11

Author: Emma Fisk Smith

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Where, O where do the birdies live?
Title: Spring Carol
Author: Emma Fisk Smith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Birdie, birdie, swing, O swing
Copyright: Public Domain


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Carols of Hope #11

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