The waking flowers the singing birds

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 The waking flow’rs, the singing birds,
Proclaim the joyous spring;
The very air is full of praise,
Let happy children sing.

Sing praises to the loving Lord,
Who lives in light on high,
For all the tokens of the spring,
In earth, and air and sky.

2 The rippling laughter of the brook,
The blossom-laden trees,
The nodding blades of tender grass,
Their great Creator please. [Refrain]

3 The sower scatters precious grain
For reaping by and by;
Life’s springtime is its sowing time,
A sower, too, am I. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8110

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 >

Text Information

First Line: The waking flowers the singing birds
Title: Spring
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Sing praises to the loving Lord


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