Johnny, Don’t Give Up Just Yet

Johnny, don’t give up just yet

Though the ground is white with snow,

Though your toes get cold and wet

With all that’s going on below.

Heaven gifted you with joy

To share with those who tread this earth

so Johnny, blessed angel boy,

flash your smile for all you’re worth!

Jump for Joy, Johnny

Jump for joy, Johnny,

jump for joy –

your days are numbered,

come-lately boy.

The frost approaches,

so seize the day,

and count each moment

before it fades.


These tiny violets spring up in cool weather during the spring and fall.  We call them ‘Johnny-jump-ups’!