The long, long days of summer

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 The long, long days of summer,
The sunny days are here;
The ripening grain is bending,
The air is soft and clear.

O God, Thy tender mercies
Like evening dews descend;
Thou givest rain and sunshine,
On Thee our hopes depend.

2 The glowing heat at noontide,
The hush of evening’s calm,
Remind us of Thy presence,
To Thee we raise our psalm. [Refrain]

3 In life’s fair summer weather,
Oh, may we look to Thee;
And when the storms o’ertake us,
Our refuge Thou shalt be. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8111

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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: The long, long days of summer
Title: Summer
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: O God, thy tender mercies


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