LIFE SONGS

Life

Spring comes mid snow and rain
Flowers to give again.
High thoughts are born in pain.
Great deeds through pain we gain.
So let it be!

Working from day to day
Love turns all toil to play
Hope makes the spirit gay
Joy makes each trial weigh
Light as the dust.

0! the sweet pain of it!
0! the high hope of it!
0! the great joy of it!
Yes! we will sing of it.
Sing now to-day.
Life! the sweet pain of it!
Life! the high hope of it!
Life! the great joy of it!
Come, we will sing of it.
Sing now to-day.

When in the silence still
The infant lungs dill fill
With life's first gracious thrill
Cried we in sudden chill.
Joy meeting pain.

When one face, ever near,
Grew dear, and yet more dear,
Beaming with Hope and Fear,
Sorrow and Joy were here
Mingled as one.

Under the bright blue sky,
With man and Heaven nigh,
Seeing the King so high,
Heaved we a long drawn sigh
Full of content.


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