Monday, June 06, 2011

Unconsciously they sing.

The sweet June days have come again

The sweet June days have 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 sweet June days have 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.

Samuel Longfellow (1819 - 1892)

Samuel was the younger brother of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Samuel attended both Harvard College and Cambridge Divinity School. Ordained a Unitarian minis­ter, he served churches in Fall River, Massachusetts (1848); Brooklyn, New York (1853); and Germantown, Pennsylvania (1860)

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