Scripture Verse

…singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Ephesians 5:19


Words: Ed­win L. Doan (1886–1913).

Music: Lake Ka­ri­ba, C. L. Nay­lor (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Little birds are sing­ing,
In the lea­fy trees;
Little flow­ers are wav­ing
In the gen­tle breeze.

In the sun­ny mea­dows
There are lambs at play;
And the bees are work­ing
Gladly all the day.

Lord, Thy lit­tle child­ren
Sweet as flow­ers would be,
Pouring forth the frag­rance
Of their lives to Thee.

Teach us, well and glad­ly
All our tasks to do;
Let us al­ways please Thee
In our play­time, too.

Like the birds so hap­py
We Thy prais­es sing,
While to Thee, O Sav­ior,
Loving hearts we bring.