Scripture Verse

Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: Thou hast made summer and winter. Psalm 74:17


Words: Mrs. E. H. Le­land, in The Sun­ny Side, ed­it­ed by C. W. Wendte & Hen­ry S. Per­kins (New York: Will­iam A. Pond, 1875).

Music: J. West­wood Tosh (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Le­land or Tosh (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


The days are glid­ing swift­ly by,
The days so bright and gold­en,
In leaf and flow­er the sum­mer writes
Her po­em sweet and old­en.


The gold­en days, the long bright days,
The glad­dest of the year!
The green grass springs, the wild bird sings,
The sum­mer time is here.

The earth is warm with life and joy,
The air is full of splen­dor
And un­to all the south wind brings
Her mes­sage sweet and ten­der.


O Giver of these sum­mer hours,
All na­ture gives Thee prais­es,
From mount­ain peak to where the flow­er
Its low­ly bloom up­rais­es.


And at Thy feet, we, too, would sing,
With all Thy crea­tures liv­ing,
A song of mirth, a song of joy,
A song of glad thanks­giv­ing.