'I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers' This is my favorite time of the year.
Glad October (Tune: America The Beautiful)
Oh, beautiful the autumn time!
October days are here;
The trees in royal garments clad
Join in our songs of cheer.
The earth is holding festival
In colors bright and gay;
The world is like a picture fair
This glad October day.
Oh, autumn time, we welcome you
with songs of joyous cheer,
Remembering your colors bright
Throughout the whole glad year.
Oh, brightly now the fires gleam
Upon the hearth at night;
And gladly now we linger long
Around the home fires bright.
The hoarfrost gleams upon the vales
And Halloween draws nigh;
Oh, autumn time, we welcome you,
And hold your banners high.
------ M. Lucille Ford