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ADORATION READINGS 1
Reader: Summer suns are glowing over land and sea;
Cong.: Happy light is flowing, bountiful and free!
Reader: Everything rejoices in the mellow rays;
Cong.: All earth's thousand voices swell the psalm of
praise.
Reader:

God's free mercy streameth over all the world;

Cong.: And His banner gleameth everywhere unfurled.
Reader:

Broad and deep and glorious as the heaven above

Cong.: Shines in might victorious, His eternal love!

2

Reader: Who taught the bird to build her nest
Of wool and hay and moss?
Cong.: Who taught her how to weave it best
And lay the twigs across?
Reader: Who taught the busy bee to fly
Among the sweetest flowers;
Cong.: And lay her store of honey by
To last in winter's hours?
Reader: Who taught the little ant the way
Its narrow hole to bore;
Cong.: And through the pleasant summer day
To gather up its store?
Reader: 'Twas God who taught them all the way,
And gave their little skill.
Cong.: He teaches children when they pray,
To do His holy will!