The winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle dove is heard in our land.@Song of Solomon 2:11–13

Edith L. Tho­mas, A First Book in Hymns & Wor­ship (New York/Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Abing­don Press, 1922), num­ber 5.

Var, ar­ranged from Franz Schu­bert (1797–1828), Opus 140 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

All the beauty out of doors
Calls, O worship God the Lord;
Add your gladness, boys and girls,
To the joy song of the world!