Welcome Summer For Thou Bringest


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.

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.

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!