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Page 87 - In the heart of a seed, Buried deep, so deep! A dear little plant Lay fast asleep! "Wake!" said the sunshine, "And creep to the light!
Page 102 - What do we plant when we plant the tree? A thousand things that we daily see. "We plant the spire that out-towers the crag, We plant the staff for our country's flag, We plant the shade from the hot sun free; We plant all these when we plant the tree.
Page 107 - In heat the landscape quivering lies; The cattle pant beneath the tree ; Through parching air and purple skies The earth looks up, in vain, for thee; For thee — for thee, it looks in vain, O gentle, gentle summer rain.
Page 31 - He gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell how great is God almighty, who has made all things well...
Page 115 - What does it mean when the berries are ripe? When butterflies flit and honeybees hum? When cattle stand under the shady trees? — These are the signs that summer has come. What does it mean when the crickets chirp, And away to the south the robins steer? When apples are falling and leaves grow brown? — These are the signs that autumn is here.
Page 101 - ... What Do We Plant When We Plant the Tree ? What do we plant when we plant the tree? We plant the ship which will cross the sea, We plant the mast to carry the sails, We plant the planks to withstand the gales — The keel, the keelson, and beam and knee — We plant the ship when we plant the tree. What do we plant when we plant the tree?
Page 92 - We plough the fields, and scatter The good seed on the land, But it is fed and watered By God's almighty hand; He sends the snow in winter, The warmth to swell the grain, The breezes and the sunshine, And soft refreshing rain: All good gifts around us Are sent from heaven above, Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord, For all his love.
Page 107 - O GENTLE, gentle summer rain, Let not the silver lily pine, The drooping lily pine in vain To feel that dewy touch of thine, — To drink thy freshness once again, O gentle, gentle summer rain! In heat the landscape quivering lies; The cattle pant beneath the tree; Through parching air and purple skies...
Page 69 - OH tell me, pretty river ! Whence do thy waters flow ? And whither art thou roaming, So pensive and so slow ? " My birthplace was the mountain, My nurse, the April showers ; My cradle was a fountain O'er-curtained by wild flowers. " One morn I ran away, A madcap hoyden rill — And many a prank that day I played adown the hill ! " And then, mid meadowy banks, I flirted with the flowers...