Scripture Verse

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


Words: Sam­u­el Long­fel­low, 1859. Orig­in­al ti­tle: The Sweet June Days Are Come Again.

Music: Soll’s Sein, me­lo­dy from Drei Schöne Neue Geist­liche Lied­er (Mu­nich, Ger­ma­ny: 1637) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Samuel Longfellow


The summer days are come again,
With sun and clouds between,
And, fed alike by sun and rain,
The trees grow broad and green;
Spreads broad and green the leafy tent,
Upon whose grassy floor
Our feet, too long in cities pent,
Their freedom find once more.

The summer days are come again;
Once more the glad earth yields
Her golden wealth of ripening grain,
And breadth of clover fields,
And deepening shade of summer woods,
And glow of summer air,
And winging thoughts, and happy moods
Of love and joy and prayer.

The summer days are come again;
The birds are on the wing;
God’s praises, in their loving strain,
Unconsciously they sing.
We know who giveth all the good
That doth our cup o’erbrim;
For summer joy in field and wood
We lift our song to Him.