Poem by W.H. Venable

Poem_ W.H. Venable

“A Forest Song

A song for the beautiful trees!
A song for the forest grand,
The garden of God’s Own land,
The pride of His centuries.
Hurrah! for the kingly oak,
For the maple, the sylvan queen,
For the lords of the emerald cloak,
For the ladies in living green.

So long as the rivers flow,
So long as the mountains rise,
May the forest sing to the skies,
And shelter the earth below.
Hurrah! for the beautiful trees,
Hurrah! for the forest grand,
The pride of His centuries,
The garden of God’s own land.

By W.H. Venable”