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The Riverside song book/The Poet and the Children

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THE POET AND THE CHILDREN.

John Greenleaf Whittier. Ferdinand Gumbert.

1. With a glo - ry of win - ter sun - shine

2. It came from his own fair cit - y From the

3. The lays of his life's glad morn - ing, The

4. With a sense of awe he list - ened To the


O - ver his locks of gray, In the old his - tor - ic

prai - rie's bound - less plain, From the Gold - en Gate of

psalms of his eve - ning time. Whose ech - oes shall float for-

voi - ces sweet and young; The last of earth and the


man - sion, He sat, on his last birth-day ; (Bass) With his

sun - set. And the ce - darn woods of Maine. (Bass) And his

ev - er On the winds of ev - 'ry clime. (Bass) All their

first of heav'n Seem'd in the songs they sung. (Bass) And


(Sop.) 1. With his books and his pleas - ant pic - tures, And his

(Sop.) 2. And his heart grew warm with - in him, And his

(Sop.) 3. All their beau - ti - ful con - so - la - tions Sent

(Sop.) 4. And wait - ing a lit - tle long - er For the


books and his pleas - ant pic - tures, And his house - hold and his

heart grew warm with - in him, And his moist - 'ning eyes grew

beau - ti - ful con - so - la - tions, Sent forth like birds of

wait - ing a lit - tle long-er For the wonder-ful change to

house - hold and his kin,

moist - 'ning eyes grew dim,

forth like birds of cheer,

won-der-ful change to come,


Chorus.

kin, and his kin, While a sound as of myr - i - ads

dim, eyes grew dim, For he knew that his coun - try's

cheer, birds of cheer, Came flock - ing back to his

come, change to come, He heard the sum - mon-ing

sing - ing From far and near stole in, While a

chil - dren Were sing - ing the songs of him: For he

dows, And sang in the po - et's ear, Came

An - gel. Who calls God's chil - dren home! He and near


sound as of myr - i - ads sing - ing From far and near stole in.

knew that his coun- try's chil - dren Were sing-ing their songs of him.

flock - ing back to his win - dows, And sang in the po - et's ear.

heard the sum - moning An - gel, Who calls God's chil - dren home.

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.