Welcome children of the
In your garbs of green and gold,
Lifting up your sun-crowned heads
On the verdant plain and wold.
As a bright and joyous
From the breast of earth ye came
Fair and lovely are your cheeks,
With sun-kisses all aflame.
In the dusty streets
Where the lowly children play,
There as gentle friends ye smile,
Making brighter life's highway
Dewdrops and the
Weave your garments fair and bright,
And we welcome you to-day
As the children of the light.
Children of the earth
We are slow to understand
All the richness of the gifts
Flowing from our Father's hand.