American Old Time Song Lyrics: 47 Happy Is The Bride That The Sun Shines On
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 47
HAPPY IS THE BRIDE THAT THE SUN SHINES ON.
Copyright, MDCCCXCV, by Henry J, Wehman.
Words by George Cooper. Music by George C. Edwards.
In the little village church a youthful couple stood,
And the words were spoke that made them man and wife;
Oh. the wedding bells they rang, and the birds of spring time sang,
While they vowed to love each other all their life;
As they from the altar came, and stood beside the porch,
All the clouds had passed away, the sun shone bright;
And the husband whispered there, to the wife so sweet and fair,
These words in fondest accent of delight:
Happy is the bride that the sun shines on;
All the gloomy clouds now are past and gone;
Oh, still remember, dear, when sorrow hovers near,
Happy is the bride that the sun shines on.
By the fireside warm and bright, a couple old and gray,
With a smile of sweet contentment, linger still;
Though the years have taken flight, yet they seem to hear to-night
Those sweet wedding bells that echoed o'er the hill.
Near the end of life are they, but just us dear to-day
Are the Wives they plighted in their youth so fair,
And they talk of olden limes, and the merry wedding chimes,
While once again the old man whispers there: - Chorus.