LITTLE ones, let us be happy together
In this beautiful world of ours!
Let us be glad in this sweet June weather,
With the birds and the breezes and flowers,
With the grass and the earth, with the sky and the sun —
Let us be glad in the summer begun!
There are praises rising, and prayers are springing,
From the heart of creation to-day;
Hark! Faith with a chant and a carol is winging
Her flight up the heavenly way!
Let thought unto thought with the sweetness ring!
Little ones, open your hearts and sing!
For a loving life breathes a fragrance dearer
To God than the breath of a rose,
And the song of the soul has a melody clearer
Than the lark or the linnet knows;
And ever He leans from the silence dim
And waits for the music you make to Him.
Little ones, let us be part of the story
Of joy that the world has to tell!
Let us bloom in the beauty and sing of the glory
Of God, who has loved us so well!
Let us give Him ourselves, for to Him we belong —
Each life be His blossom, each soul be His song!
Friday, September 24, 2010